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The springboard to your future

The Catalyst in Newcastle brings together a dynamic community of innovators working in the data and healthy ageing sectors. There is an abundance of opportunity to collaborate and develop with like-minded businesses, research specialists and the wider community. Together we develop sought after opportunities to grow your business through our ecosystems and networking.

Our members

Meet your fellow neighbours, innovative individuals looking to stimulating economic growth and catalyse change.

Skin Life Analytics
Motorhome Depot at the Catalyst Data Newcastle
Motorhome Depot at the Catalyst Data Newcastle
Motorhome Depot at the Catalyst Data Newcastle
Motorhome Depot at the Catalyst Data Newcastle
Motorhome Depot at the Catalyst Data Newcastle
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Café

At The Catalyst, we have a superb onsite Café a space you can meet, greet and network with colleagues, the rest of The Catalyst community and friends. A warm and welcoming environment to relax and take a moment from the busy of your day and enjoy the best cup of coffee you will find! If you are not a coffee fan, the café team have this covered with a range of teas, and soft drinks to suit all tastes.

Our team

Our professional, friendly and helpful centre team are here to make your work-life as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

Rebecca Robinson

Centre Manager

Rebecca comes to Oxford Innovation with experience of working in both the public and private sector, having spent the last 5 years managing three business centres and the commercial events team for the University of Sunderland. Rebecca loves working in a busy and bustling environment, creating challenges and working with customers to support them in their business journey. She thoroughly enjoys networking, meeting new people and connecting people together.

In her spare time, Rebecca likes reading, walks with her family and watching her two children participate in their many sporting activities.

Ryan Blake

Ryan Blake

Assistant Centre Manager

I have a degree in Illustration and Design after studying for 3 years at the University of Sunderland. I have 3 years’ experience working in the flexible workspace sector, working from the Broker side of the industry. I’m passionate for all things North East, Innovation and Creative.

In my spare time I enjoy coaching youth football, hiking with my fiancé and my pooch, and when able, going to the match with my dad and uncle.

Lauren Dale

Customer Experience Assistant

Lauren joined The Catalyst as a Customer Experience Assistant in November 2019 just before we opened. Passionate about her work, Lauren has numerous years of administrative experience working within the healthcare and compliance sectors, and works efficiently within a busy, fast paced challenging environment – always with a smile on her face.

In her spare time, Lauren likes to engage with charitable activities, keeping healthy and socialising with friends and family.

Rebecca Robinson

Centre Manager

Rebecca comes to Oxford Innovation with experience of working in both the public and private sector, having spent the last 5 years managing three business centres and the commercial events team for the University of Sunderland. Rebecca loves working in a busy and bustling environment, creating challenges and working with customers to support them in their business journey. She thoroughly enjoys networking, meeting new people and connecting people together.

In her spare time, Rebecca likes reading, walks with her family and watching her two children participate in their many sporting activities.

Lauren Dale

Customer Experience Assistant

Lauren joined The Catalyst as a Customer Experience Assistant in November 2019 just before we opened. Passionate about her work, Lauren has numerous years of administrative experience working within the healthcare and compliance sectors, and works efficiently within a busy, fast paced challenging environment – always with a smile on her face.

In her spare time, Lauren likes to engage with charitable activities, keeping healthy and socialising with friends and family.

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Case studies

Hear about the dynamic and innovative community in the ageing and data sector in The Catalyst, Newcastle.

Customer Stories: Baltic Apprenticeships

Baltic Apprenticeships began back in 2006 as Baltic Training Services in a portakabin in Hartlepool fuel yard, 14 years on they are now based in The Catalyst. Read more about their transformation and what they are currently working on and their plans for the future!

Customer Stories: Urban Foresight

Urban Foresight was established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2011 as the world’s first dedicated smart city consultancy. They set out to become a mission-driven business focused on using technology, data and new ways of working to transform local services and infrastructure.

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.

Find your space to create change

Join us and our community in the data and healthy ageing sector at The Catalyst, Newcastle.

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