Cyber-Physical Lab

The quality of urban life in future will be ever more dependent on the complex relationship between computer systems, engineering, physics and human behaviour.  This relationship between people and the technology we use will increasingly impact all aspects of our everyday lives – from how we power our homes and businesses to how we produce our food.  Business, government and industry will rely on integrated technology which could deliver major improvements to our lives but which is also vulnerable to cyber attack and software failure. The need to understand and bring these different elements closer together to work efficiently will be critically important if society is to prosper. 

Newcastle University's Cyber Physical Lab is part of the Digitial Innovation Hub (DIH) at the state-of-the-art Newcastle Helix site, implementing the regional vision growing the thriving digital economy in the North East of England. As well at Newcastle University, the DIH offers services through the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD), delivering practical data skills to organisations; the Institute of Coding, bridging the digital skills gap, and the Arrow programme, aligning the needs of regional SMEs with Newcastle University.

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Many businesses already contribute towards CPSs without realising it.  Find out what a CPS is and whether you're working in CPS engineering.

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The Cyber-Physical Lab is a key component of Newcastle University's £58 million investment in urban sustainability research.  Read about our ground-breaking new research facilities.

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Cyber-Physical technologies can help us tackle many important future societal challenges.  Find out why universities, businesses and governments are all concentrating on CPSs.

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Find out about the cutting edge tools and techniques we support, and read case studies illustrating how they can be applied to help real businesses working in CPSs.

We are involved in many national and international research projects relevant to CPSs.  Find a list of our current projects here.