A world-class university research and innovation partnership, pooling the collective excellence of universities in the Midlands to power growth across the region.

Find out about Midlands Innovation



Midlands Innovation is a world-class research and innovation partnership, combining the collective excellence of leading universities in the heart of the UK. We unite the power of university research with the unique strengths of Midlands industry to drive cutting-edge research, innovation and skills development.


About Midlands Innovation


Our ambition is to grow as a global hub for research and innovation, attracting investment, creating jobs and increasing productivity to power an Engine for Growth
in the Midlands and across the world.

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Working in partnership, we can create new growth opportunities and exploit existing ones, within and between our institutions, with government and with business and communities locally and beyond.

Equipment Catalogue


The equipment catalogue facilitates equipment sharing between partner universities, and is available for researchers inside the group as well as external clients and small to medium industries.




Latest News


ERA Energy Conference

The Midlands Energy Conference took place on 26th November. The event brought together over 300 academics, business people and representatives from government, to discuss the latest developments in energy research and innovation.

Life Science Sector Deal highlights Midlands' strengths in health innovation

The government's new Life Sciences Sector Deal, published today, highlights the significant role that the Midlands plays in the UK's Life Sciences sector.

2019 Papin Prize Nominations Now Open

Applications have opened for an awards programme which recognises the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education and research, across the UK and Ireland.

Midlands Innovation universities and regional partners welcome Professor Sir John Bell

On 1st October, partners from across the Midlands region welcomed Professor Sir John Bell to explore the considerable Life Science strengths and opportunities present that can support current and future efforts of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

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