Newcastle Innovation (NI) is the technology transfer company of the University of Newcastle. Since its creation in 1969, Newcastle Innovation has facilitated the transfer of knowledge, technology and scientific research from the University to commercial partners.
This is achieved by linking the University's consulting and contract research to industry and securing investment to commercialise innovative technology developed within the institution.
NI provide an efficient and effective commercial interface that focuses on:
- Identification, protection and commercialisation of novel technologies developed by the University's researchers
- Delivery of specialist consultancy and contracted research services to industry and government
- Access to the expert knowledge base that exists within the University of Newcastle
- Promotion of the University of Newcastle's world-class scientific research and commercialisation activities to potential research sponsors and collaborators, licensees or investors