Our life science community

The North East is a hub for international, national, and regional communities and the team facilitate connections to support collaboration opportunities and innovation

The National Institute for Health Research North East and North Cumbria Clinical Research Network 

This Network is the best performing local Clinical Research Network in the UK and provides access to clinical trials for NHS patients across all disease areas and care delivery settings. Working in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders, patients and the public, the NIHR delivers and enables world-class research that transforms people’s lives, promotes economic growth and advances science.


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First for Pharma 

A community website created to promote the world-class services of the pharmaceutical companies based in the North East of England, as well as to build and grow the networks between these companies.



The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is dedicated to improving healthcare and supporting wealth creation through partnership working and promotion of innovation across the NHS, Academia, and Industry.


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Northern Health Science Alliance

The North of England’s health partnership, across a population of 16 million people, bringing together ten universities, ten research-intensive NHS Trusts and four Academic Health Science Networks.



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VOICE (Valuing our Intellectual Capital and Experience)

VOICE and the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing are leading conversations with the public on what is needed for healthy ageing; co-designing new products and services to help us live longer, healthier, and happier lives.


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Innovation SuperNetwork

Incorporates a programme of events including conferences, seminars and workshops to facilitate access to innovation support and finance.


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Aging 2.0 Chapter

Our city is home to one of two Aging 2.0 Chapters in the UK, an international network of innovators across 20 countries. This global innovation platform brings together entrepreneurs, start-ups, businesses and investors to connect, collaborate and share ideas.


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MedConnect North

Supports access to all aspects of the North East NHS in the region offering a bespoke service to SMEs, national and international medical technology companies seeking to navigate the medical technology research and innovation pathway.



We have on-going formal memberships that open up new opportunities and specific benefits to our occupiers.

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Bionow is a not for profit membership organisation whose mission is to support the biomedical, life science and pharma sector across the North of England. They bring the sector together, create opportunities to connect and collaborate.

Through our membership we work closely with the team to bring leading events and experts to our building who can share advice and learning with our occupiers. From business pitching events, business breakfasts and regular  ‘Biotech and Beer’ social evenings they support us to keep our sector thriving and connected.


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One Nucleus

One Nucleus play an active and supportive role in assisting in the success of the life science sector in the UK. They are a not-for-profit Life Sciences & Healthcare membership organisation who enable members to maximise their performance.  As part of partnership our tenants have access to their discounted purchasing scheme tenants can get 12 months complimentary membership if they haven’t been a member in the last 24 months. We also work with them to bring high profile events to the region.


Dedicated support to relocate your business

Invest Newcastle supports national and international life sciences businesses to establish themselves in our city. They offer free and impartial advice to make sure your business thrives. From writing a compelling business case, providing intelligence, facilitating access to grants to recruiting the best talent and making important connections to professional services, they support you at every step of your investment. For further information email invest@ngi.org.uk

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