NICA Collaboration Hub

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA)

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing's mission is to facilitate the development of innovative new products and services for the ageing population, working across all relevant sectors from adaptive living through finance to health, consumer products, mobility and beyond. Our work is focused on enhancing and extending the healthy life years of the UK population, working with businesses, users and the innovation community to establish new products and service opportunities within age-relevant markets. A £20m investment from government and a similar sum from Newcastle University will establish NICA as an engine for economic growth and social benefit.

NICA will be located in a new building, currently taking shape on the Newcastle Helix site.  This state of the art building will also be home to the National Innovation Centre for Data, the NIHR Innovation Observatory, along with global research companies, academics, businesses and innovators. The building design has been driven by core principles of collaboration, accessibility and inclusive design, and a variety of stakeholders have been consulted throughout the design process. This is a space that everyone will have a stake in- there will be an exciting programme of public events and exhibitions when the building opens in 2020. For more information about the building, contact us on