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


Midlands to benefit from £4.5m investment

The Midlands region is set to benefit from strategic investment by the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) of £4.5 million to support collaborative projects between academics at the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Warwick and their regional partners, including businesses, government bodies, charities, and social enterprises.

MICRA Grants Programme Opens for Applications

The MICRA programme is pleased to announce that it has opened its grant awards scheme for applications.

Midlands Innovation launches new programme to develop technician skills

Midlands Innovation has selected 24 technicians to take part in a pilot Technical Skills Placement Programme (TSPP) designed to help them learn new skills and develop their careers.

New clues about why non-smokers, as well as smokers, develop chronic lung disease revealed

A group of researchers led by the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham has discovered genetic differences that put some people at higher risk than others of developing chronic lung disease.

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