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Set up in 2014, the UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing is a world-leading organisation, created with a £40 million investment from UK Government and Newcastle University.



Our vision is to create a world in which we all live better, for longer. We:

  • Lead on innovations that improve all aspects of life for our ageing societies
  • Work collaboratively to create a society that is better equipped to meet the opportunities and challenges associated with ageing populations
  • Bring together world-leading innovation experts, scientists, industry and the public, to develop, test and bring to market products and services which enhance and improve all aspects of life for our ageing societies
  • Continually challenge what we know about growing older

Our areas of focus include:

  • Living better for longer - helping us all stay as healthy and well as possible as we age 
  • Future mobility - developing innovative solutions for transport and travel
  • Consumer products and Financial products & services - providing choices to older consumers
  • Age-friendly places – adapting our built and social environments and creating homes we can live in for longer so that we can maximise the quality of our later years
  • Ageing & Data - harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and data to improve lives
  • Inclusive design - ensuring that products and services meet our needs, whatever our age or ability

Funded by Newcastle University,  the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Medical Research Council, we are also housed with the National Innovation Centre for Data, NIRHIO and other businesses. From 2020, we will be based at our iconic new building, The Catalyst, at the heart of Newcastle Helix, a 24 acre, £350 million, vibrant innovation district.

National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Level 4, Time Central,


Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BF

Telephone: (0191) 208 2503

From outside the UK dial +44 191 208 2503

Meet The Team

Jessica Dawes
Jessica Dawes
Senior Innovation Associate
Meera Vijayaraghavan
Meera Vijayaraghavan
Senior Innovation Associate
Anja McCarthy
Anja McCarthy
Senior Innovation Associate