Newcastle University has issued a press release about its new National Centre for Ageing Science and Innovation. You can read an extract below or the full press release here
The National Centre for Ageing Science and Innovation (NASI) will lead the UK's efforts to improve the health and well-being of older people by developing new technologies and services to support older people to continue to live in their own homes and remain socially active for as long as possible.
NASI will build on Newcastle's world leading reputation in ageing research by bringing together, in one centre, scientists and doctors from the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and its two partner Trusts (The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust) with industry and the public to develop and bring to market products which optimise health and well-being as people grow older.
Located on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality in the west end of Newcastle, the development is set to contribute to the [UK] Government's ambition to create a Northern Powerhouse' based on the strengths of universities by creating over 1,000 jobs and an economic contribution of £22m over the next decade.
Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University, said the University would be matching the funding with a further £20m, bringing the project to an overall £40m investment.
For more information about Newcastle University's research in ageing, please visit: www.ncl.ac.uk/ageing