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

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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


MedTech worth £1.6 billion to Midlands economy according to new report.

A new report has been launched, which highlights the critical importance of the Medical Technologies (MedTech) sector to the Midlands economy.

MICRA Showcase

The UK's most successful university technology transfer partnership will be hosting a free event on September 12th to showcase some of its latest cutting edge developments and investment opportunities to businesses and R&D (Research & Development) organisations.


The anthropologist, author and TV presenter - Alice Roberts, has been announced as the first keynote speaker for the Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS) 2019, the UK's biggest conference for university and research institute technicians.

Achievements of university technicians recognised in the Papin Prizes

Technicians from across the UK were recognised for their achievements at the Papin Prize a prestigious Papin Prize at the HETS 2019 conference in Birmingham earlier this week.

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