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National Innovation Centre for Data

National Innovation Centre for Data

Innovating through data. Solving problems. Delivering insight. Creating value.

A national data conversation

The National Innovation Centre for Data is facilitating conversations at a national policy level, to include regional input from the North East.

Find out how the NICD is supporting the Government’s national conversation by identifying the means to boost productivity through the transfer of data skills.


Making data work for your organisation

We enable you to explore your data, find efficiencies and create new products and services that will improve your competitiveness.

Our aims are to:

  • deliver insights that make organisations aware of the value of data
  • deliver data analytics skills into the workforce of organisations
  • connect organisations into networks of data skills

Centre Director Steve Caughey talks about what we can achieve for your organisation in our video.

More about NICD

What industry says about us

The National Innovation Centre for Data provides a global hub to facilitate links between innovators, businesses and academia.

HM Government International Research and Innovation Strategy

The collaboration has been, and continues to be, extremely successful and I am looking forward to a continued relationship with NICD.

Michael Graham, Solutions Architect, W@Btech

Just attended a very inspirational meeting at NICD. Who knew big data could be so exciting. Looking forward to working with the talented team there.

Andrew Archer, Label Manager, Global Underground

The centre and its networks offer a huge opportunity for long term collaborations that will make an impactful difference to the local economy.

Laura Partridge, Digital Programme Lead, North East Local Enterprise Partnership

We are excited to be able to work with the Centre's world class facilities and data science skills, here in the North East.

Newcastle Building Society, via Twitter

The NICD discovery workshop was a great way of taking a different look at a problem and developing an approach to solve it.

Phil Groves, Project Manager, Northern Powergrid