We have strengthened links to Industrial Strategy priorities through the Life Sciences Sector Deal and Grand Challenge programmes. Projects contained and outlined in the Health and Life Sciences plan have been presented for investment into the Sector Deal process, and partners have made proposals to the Grand Challenges. We are awaiting the outcomes of these proposals.
The story so far...
As global health services and markets are changing and being shaped by rapid development of healthcare technologies – resulting in more personalised treatments and the need to respond to the health and social care implications of an ageing population – the North East offers a unique environment for innovation in health and life sciences and medicines manufacturing.
Our combination of skills, physical assets, capabilities and networks can support the delivery of the UK’s response to this challenge through the ongoing development of our key capabilities and their strategic co-ordination.
These include excellence in the quality of care and a focus on health innovation and partnership between the health system, science and business.
a network of over
of biological sciences research at Newcastle University was rated 4 stars in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 meaning it is world-leading.
North East institutions secured
from the Medical Research Council.
Ongoing infrastructure developments at Newcastle Helix and NETPark in County Durham continue to support the growing Health and Life Sciences sector in the North East.
The North East has also participated in six Science and Innovation Audits covering topics including health innovation and bio-economy.
Since the publication of the SEP in 2014, new STEM College facilities have been supported in South Shields, Wallsend and Ashington.