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The Helix is home to university researchers, big businesses, start-ups, and hundreds of residents – along with some fantastic food and drink outlets in the city. It’s a core part of Newcastle’s plan to deliver 14,000 new jobs by 2030 and one of the biggest regeneration sites in the UK. And with £3.4bn in growth deals and £13bn investment in transport, Newcastle is one of the most desirable places to do business in the UK.

And over the next five years, the Helix will become home to university researchers, big businesses, startups, and hundreds of residents – along with some of the best food and drink outlets in the city. It’s a core part of Newcastle’s plan to deliver 14,000 new jobs by 2030 and one of the biggest regeneration sites in the UK.

Connections for Business

Newcastle is already one of the UK's fastest growing tech hubs. The industry-led Dynamo network has more than 150 member IT organisations, large corporate employers in the region, consultants, technology hubs, education providers, local government and suppliers to the industry. The Analyst Network North East (ANNE) is a network where analysts from the academic, public and private sector can connect and exchange ideas on quantitative and qualitative analysis.

There are fantastic transport connections. Newcastle International Airport is a key economic driver with more than 80 routes and airlines including Emirates, Air France, British Airways, and KLM. There are superb rail links too with more than 30 trains a day to London and direct routes to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.

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Technician Partnership Conference 2020
Technician Partnership Conference 2020
A stunning neighbourhood of new, state-of-the-art buildings
A stunning neighbourhood of new, state-of-the-art buildings

At a glance

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    1.7m people of working age within an hour’s travel time
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    55% of all graduates in the region choose to stay here for work
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    Newcastle is quickly becoming a gigabit city, with connection speeds up to 30 times faster than the UK average

It’s conceived to help accelerate the commercialisation of your new ideas and enable businesses to thrive through collaboration. This faster concept-to-market timeline is facilitated by co-locating with our unique combination of SMEs, corporates, researchers, PhD students, National Innovation Centres, specialist events and Newcastle University.

Who’s here

We have dozens of passionate, like-minded businesses of all sizes based here – from start-ups to multinationals. And the community is growing every month.

Brands like Iksuda Therapeutics, a biotechnology company based in The Biosphere, focused on developing next generation Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) for difficult-to-treat solid tumours, including ovarian, lung and breast cancers.

Or Changing Health, a health technology company based in The Catalyst, providing personalised behaviour change programmes for Type 2 diabetes management, prevention and weight loss.

Or a global name like Red Hat, an open source software company based in The Catalyst, who revolutionised the operating system with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and today have a broad portfolio to help companies adapt as business becomes more digital and interconnected.

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Connections for business

Newcastle is already one of the UK's fastest growing tech hubs. The industry-led Dynamo network has more than 150-member IT organisations, large corporate employers in the region, consultants, technology hubs, education providers, local government and suppliers to the industry. The Analyst Network North East (ANNE) is a network where analysts from the academic, public and private sector can connect and exchange ideas on quantitative and qualitative analysis.

The North East also has a higher density of life science companies than London and hosts numerous research and innovation platforms supporting the whole bench-to-bedside pathway.

Enabling businesses to thrive through collaboration
Enabling businesses to thrive through collaboration
Dozens of passionate, like-minded businesses of all sizes
Dozens of passionate, like-minded businesses of all sizes
One of the UK's fastest growing tech hubs
One of the UK's fastest growing tech hubs

Collaborations between businesses and Newcastle University’s world-leading data science, urban science and life science researchers, ground-breaking innovations have secured Newcastle as a buzzing international tech hub. And Newcastle University Business School is right next door. Businesses at the Helix can work with the Business School through collaborative research, consultancy services and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

It’s also brilliantly well connected. Newcastle International Airport has more than 80 routes, with direct flights to other business hubs including Paris, Amsterdam, Munich and Berlin. The airport is just a 26-minute train ride from Central Station – which itself is right in the centre of the city and just 11 minutes on foot from the Helix. You can also get the train directly to London, with 30 trains every day. While within Newcastle, our Metro system has 60 stations, making it easy to avoid rush hour traffic and get to where you need to be.

A landmark 24-acre hybrid city quarter in the centre of Newcastle, built for international tech and science businesses, the local community and residents.

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