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.

Case studies


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


RAD Building Works Begin

ERA are excited to announce that building works have begun on the RAD building at the University of Nottingham

Energy Week 19-25 June

Some exciting events ERA are listing as part of Energy Week, 19 - 25 June 2017

How Midlands Innovation is Helping Midlands to Take on Northern Powerhouse Article

We are excited to share with you an article from the Nottingham Evening Post where Vice Chancellor of University of Nottingham, Midlands Innovation Board Member and its first Chair, Sir David Greenaway discusses the strength of Midlands Innovation and the Midlands region itself

Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTC/DTP Student Conference 2017

The 5th Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTC/DTP Student Conference will be held at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 7 June 2017.

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