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Regional and national networks

Newcastle University leads on the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NIC-A) a £40m co-investment with UK Government, bringing together world-leading scientists, business and industry, health and care providers, and the public. Located at the Newcastle Helix site along with the National Innovation Centre for Data – a £30m centre which was formed to help the UK capitalise on the data opportunity and grow the economy – NIC-A is a key part of Newcastle’s response to the UK Government’s Ageing Society Grand Challenge with its mission to “ensure that people can enjoy at least 5 extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, whilst narrowing the gap between the experience of the richest and poorest”.