We work with your organisation to enable you to innovate through data. We do this by exploring your business problems and working with your people to transfer data science skills into your organisation, using your platforms, your technologies and, of course, your data
National Innovation Centre for Data
The National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) will transform how companies are doing business across the globe by utilising their data in ways they have never explored before.
NICD is playing a leading role in addressing the shortage of data analytics skills in the UK through a new groundbreaking facility designed to encourage and create a vibrant eco-system around data science. A flexible rolling programme of collaborative projects with clients, focused on their specific business challenges and opportunities, is transferring practical data skills into the workforce of private and public sector organisations across the UK. Engaging with NICD enables organisations to gain insight from their data, allowing them to optimise existing operations and to grow by launching new products and services.
A beacon for data science
NICD builds on the world-leading expertise in data science and its application developed within Newcastle University over the past decade. In partnership with the NICD funders (£15m BEIS funding managed through EPSRC and £15m matched by Newcastle University) and collaborators (The National Innovation Centre for Ageing) The Catalyst building based at The Newcastle Helix site was created – a new groundbreaking facility designed to encourage and create a vibrant ecosystem around data science. The building has already attracted global leaders in Red Hat and AkzoNobel and the rest of the building is being filled with interesting innovators in data science.
Have a walk around the beautiful brand-new Catalyst building in this 3D model: https://tigerx.shapespark.com/nica_catalyst
Let the data answer your questions
At NICD, they enable you to consider the data expertise required by your organisation and to ‘grow your own’! NICD act as a ‘critical friend’, rather than as a consultant, to enable the staff in your organisation to explore your data and achieve your goals. As you will see from NICD case studies, the key to success is to consider the business questions that your data can help you answer. You supply the domain knowledge and NICD explore the data with you.
Check out the NICD Brochure to find out more about the projects that have already been delivered: https://ncl.ac.uk/nicd/brochure/