The National Innovation Centre for Data

Empowering businesses to create category redefining products using digital data, backed by Newcastle University’s internationally-renowned research in computing science.

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.

The Centre connects the brightest technologists with businesses, helping them unlock the benefits of data science. The focus is on specific challenges, including health, automotive and manufacturing, tackling everything from providing intelligence for apps, helping predict health issues, and making household appliances smarter, to maintaining transport and machinery and empowering us all to be more energy-efficient.


At a glance

  • £30m development
  • Potential £40bn a year boost to the economy

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