One of the best things about being based in the North East is the level of support we’ve received from both the public and private sectors.
Newcastle University, one of our core funders, is ranked by the Government’s Research Exercise Framework as the top university in the country for the impact of its research in computer science.
We have an unrivalled pool of talent here and the National Innovation Centre for Data will help to retain that expertise in the region.
Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council and Northumberland Country Council have all shown their support for the Centre and its aim to use data to make us a smarter city and region.
In addition, there are some very exciting opportunities to work with some of the companies and organisations based here in the North East who are handling huge amounts of data – something the National Innovation Centre for Data is designed to help with.
National Innovation Centre for Data
The National Innovation Centre for Data – based at Science Central in Newcastle upon Tyne – will link leading academic talent in universities with industry and the public sector to help develop skills to solve real world problems using advances in data science.
The £30m Centre forms part of the Government’s Digital Strategy to build a world-class digital infrastructure for the UK.
The National Innovation Centre for Data will create a pipeline of talent to power the groundbreaking businesses of tomorrow. It will up-skill employees at businesses, organisations and institutes to help them better understand and capitalise on the volume of data they are collecting about customers, clients and processes.
It will raise awareness of innovations in technology, build an eco-system that can connect people through skills and run collaborative projects that give organisations solutions to data problems that will have an immediate impact on their business.
The impressive building in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne will welcome school groups, students, business leaders, technical staff and members of the public who are interested in knowing more about how data may be used for commercial and social benefit. It will be an important facility for anyone working in data analytics and visualisation. As well as drawing talent from across the country, it will improve links to Newcastle University – a world top 100 university for computer science.