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Find out about all the latest news, events and community information at The Catalyst Innovation Centre in Newcastle, and the businesses working with The UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing and National Innovation Centre for Data.

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November 25th 2020

Quarter of a million-pound funding boost to help older adults to ‘Breathe Happy’

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) and remote wellbeing platform ‘Breathe Happy’ has been awarded £272,904 to build emotional and physical resilience in older adults who have been adversely affected by COVID-19.

November 18th 2020

New North of Tyne investment to deliver data driven innovation across the region

A £1.63M investment from the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) will enable more than 200 companies in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland to grow over the next three years, by gaining insight from their data.

November 13th 2020

A transatlantic partnership to harness intergenerational intelligence in the workplace

The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) together with VOICE has partnered with CIRKEL, a US-based company providing intergenerational networking services for two-way mentorships, learning, and connectedness in the workplace.

November 10th 2020

The World’s Most Intelligent Kitchen

World renowned designer, Johnny Grey, and expert in ageing, Peter Gore have turned their vision for kitchens of the future into reality at Newcastle Helix.

The 4 Gen kitchen has been designed to meet needs across the life course, from young children to older adults and everything in-between.

October 6th 2020

Baltic Apprenticeships Launch New Data-Driven Training Programmes

Baltic Apprenticeships are launching two new data-focused apprenticeship programmes to help North East employers unlock the power of data.

October 2nd 2020

Icons from across the globe celebrate healthy ageing and share their stories in a new hybrid exhibit on Newcastle Helix

This brand new virtual and socially-distanced physical exhibit features people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds who wanted to share their ageing intelligence and experiences with the world.

October 2nd 2020

Head to Head with Ryan Blake

We went head to head with our newest team member at The Catalyst! Read more about Ryan here.

November 13th 2019

A New Castle – The Catalyst

The Catalyst is the latest building to be completed at Newcastle Helix. This groundbreaking, striking facility is the new home of the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing and the National Innovation Centre for Data – and is now fulfilling its promise as a centre for innovation, as well as being a stunning contribution to the Newcastle urban landscape.