Research Areas

The N8 Research Partnership's main research areas have been chosen based on existing research strengths in the N8 universities and the potential for economic impact. 

Regenerative Medicine and Molecular Engineering emerged as the priority themes, and as a result Regener8 and METRC were established. We have now also expanded our collaborations into the social sciences to establish research programmes on the economic Impact of Demographic Change and the Impact of the Arts and Humanities. 

Our research areas are now:

The focus of all of our research programmes is to:

  • Deliver collaborative R&D which combines the complementary capabilities across the N8 universities.
  • Ensure the commercialisation and application of the research outputs – with particular relevance to private and public sector research users in the North of England.

Download our Capability Statement.