Research Focus

Equipment Sharing

Equipment Sharing

The N8 expertise and experience of collaborative working, partnership and trust is being applied to develop new ways of working to maximise the use of new and existing research assets.

Industrial Biotechnology

Industrial Biotechnology

Industrial biotech is set to transform sectors such as chemicals, waste, energy, plastics and pharmaceuticals, and in the process could create jobs.

Impact of Arts and Humanities

Impact of Arts and Humanities

Culture can fuel reinvention, helping people to adapt to change and generate new models for sustainable development. N8 academics are working with practitioners and local authorities to explore how the arts and humanities can stimulate reinvention and influence economic growth.

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine replaces or regenerates human cells, tissue or organs, to restore or establish normal function and offers great promise in the prevention and treatment of many serious diseases.

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

Molecular Engineering represents a step change for the industrial design process - designing new materials from the molecular level - driven by both market needs and societal challenges.

Impact of Demographic Change

Impact of Demographic Change

The ageing population poses a major global economic, political and policy challenge. It is vital that we understand the nature of economic and demographic change in order to maximise the economic benefits and minimise the costs.