The National Innovation Centre for Data

The National Innovation Centre for Data is delivering key technical and practical data skills into organisations. This improves business competitiveness and drives growth by unleashing the huge potential for innovation offered by the explosive growth in digital data.

The global economy is undergoing a data-driven revolution. Exponential growth in the volume of personal and professional data is raising huge new opportunities and challenges for organisations and individuals. Properly processed and analysed, data can lead to radical innovations, enabling significant value creation.

Hosted in The Catalyst, a stunning new building for both our National Innovation Centres
Hosted in The Catalyst, a stunning new building for both our National Innovation Centres

As part of the Government’s Industrial and Digital Strategy, the National Innovation Centre for Data plays a key role in enabling the UK economy to compete and thrive in the new data-driven global marketplace. Its presence in Helix helped to establish Newcastle as the Smart City of the Year 2019.


At a glance

  • Delivers insights that make UK organisations aware of the value of data
  • Delivers data analytics skills into the workforce of UK organisations
  • Connects UK organisations into networks of data skills.

Offering bespoke facilities and a range of flexible office space
Offering bespoke facilities and a range of flexible office space

The Catalyst is a ground-breaking facility that is home to National Innovation Centre for Ageing and National Innovation Centre for Data. The building hosts a suite of bespoke facilities and a range of flexible office space for commercial organisations operating in the data science field. By providing world-class facilities and services under one roof, the building acts as a ‘beacon’ for innovation.

If you would like to know more about tenancy options, please contact James Bower: James.Bower@newcastle.ac.uk


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