Life Sciences

The North of England has a rich heritage of innovation and with the right support can help secure a lasting presence for the UK on the international life sciences stage.

Rt Hon George Freeman MP

The North of England has the academic firepower and the industry potential to lead life sciences research. This is the right place and the right time.

Prof Nick Wright

Member, N8 Executive Management Board

Open innovation has got real traction

Dr Peter Simpson

Director, N8 Research Partnership

one simple way in to work with eight fantastic universities

Dr Peter Simpson

Director, N8 Research Partnership

Across the N8 universities there is vast experience in the life sciences sector, while the north is one of Europe’s most vibrant hubs for the life sciences industry, supporting 1000 businesses and 38,000 high skilled jobs.

The N8 Research Partnership includes four of the Global Top 100 universities in life sciences and has generated over 220 patents in the last 10 years, creating more than 250 spin-offs.

The N8 universities are working with a range of world-leading multi-nationals, together with a thriving, emerging SME community, to further enhance the life sciences sector.

To find out more about the N8’s strengths in life sciences, view our prospectus below.

N8’s strengths in Life Sciences


To discover the great reasons to invest in life sciences across the North, view the slide deck below.

Invest in Northern Life Sciences