The conference will take place at The Catalyst, which is part of the Newcastle University, UK campus.

The ISTM2023 venue: The Catalyst

The Catalyst is located within the new £350 million Helix development, a ground-breaking 24-acre hybrid city quartet in the centre of Newcastle that brings together businesses, academia, the local community, technology and science.

The home to two national innovation centres, The Catalyst encourages collaborative innovation and creates a supportive ecosystem for businesses to grow and develop new ideas, products and services, alongside world-leading thinkers and creatives. It is here that industry-defining businesses – large and small – will come together to lead the way in developing products and services to solve societal and industry challenges.

The Catalyst @ Newcastle University

The symposium does not have any special arrangement for accommodation options.

Please check “hotels near NE4 5TG” or “hotels near Newcastle city centre” on Google maps to find many options. Most hotels are quite reasonable in terms of prices.

If you are keen to stay near the quayside (search through “hotels near The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3AE”), there are many more options there. However, please note – the symposium venue is about 25 minutes up-hill walk from the quayside.

There are many hotels on the other side of River Tyne, i.e. Gateshead quayside. To check the distance, use the symposium venue postcode: NE4 5TG, from the preferred hotel.

Newcastle University campus

About Newcastle University
Newcastle University is a Russell Group institution with a global reputation for academic excellence, research power and graduate employability. With students from more than 140 nationalities and campuses in Singapore and Malaysia, Newcastle is a truly international university.

The City of Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Upon Tyne known as Newcastle, is the most populated city in the North East of England. The city is emerging as one of the fastest growing and arguably one of the friendliest cities in the UK. The city is one of the most vibrant, cultural and artistic destinations in Europe, and one of the driest cities in the UK. The historic heart of Newcastle is the Grainger Town area. Some of Newcastle upon Tyne’s finest buildings and streets lie within this area of the city centre. Here you’ll find the well-loved Grainger Market, Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Grainger Street and Clayton Street. The Tyne Gorge, on the South bank, is known for a series of dramatic bridges, including the Tyne Bridge. An innovative tilting bridge, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge was commissioned by Gateshead Council. It skilfully integrates the older Newcastle Quayside with major cultural developments in Gateshead. Not so far from Newcastle, there are exquisite countryside and seaside locations, numerous castles, including the famous Alnwick castle and gardens.

ISTM2023 Social

This year we will host a social event within the Alnwick Gardens premises for all our registered attendees. The event will include exclusive access to all parts within the garden. The Alnwick castle is also within a walking distance.

The social event will feature a drinks reception followed by dinner and musical concert. All attendees will be provided free coach services from/to the symposium location (The City of Newcastle upon Tyne).

The Alnwick gardens
The Alnwick Castle