National Innovation Centre for Ageing

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) facilitates the commercialisation of key products, services and technologies that help people live better, longer lives.

Within 10 years, there will be one billion older people worldwide. A globally ageing population presents many challenges around health and wellbeing, quality of life and housing being amongst the most critical as well as multiple economic and social opportunities.

A national Centre, based at Newcastle University, NICA provides leadership in ageing research and development by bringing together world-leading applied researchers with industry, the public and the NHS to develop, test and bring to market products which match the needs and demands of an ageing population through research, technology and design.

For Business
NICA links businesses with opportunities in the ageing landscape with organisations who can collaborate to bring new products to market.

Insights for Ageing
Utilising our networks, NICA provides unique, evidence-based insights and perspectives for businesses developing ageing strategies, products and services.

Teaching and Learning Hub
We deliver executive education and CPD courses helping organisations increase awareness of the opportunities and issues that exist within the ageing space.

A Catalyst for Economic Growth
We will do this at our iconic new building, which we will share with innovation experts, businesses and colleagues from the National Innovation Centre for Data. Part-funded by the Medical Research Council, the building will open in 2020 in the heart of the innovation quarter at Science Central in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Director: Roy Sandbach
Deputy Director: Patrick Bonnett
Turnover: >£1 million
Number of staff: 20

National Innovation Centre for Ageing in the news

May 31, 2018
AIRTO is pleased to confirm new member appointments to its Board


The Catalyst, 3 Science Square,
Newcastle Helix,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tel: 0191 208 2016