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


Multi-million-pound investment in a regional cryo-electron microscope facility at the University of Leicester

New facility will bring cutting-edge research technologies to the Midlands

Pioneering community energy pilot underway at Nottingham housing development

The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and the University of Nottingham are leading an innovative community energy initiative which could become a model for providing low-carbon energy solutions at residential developments across the UK.

Midlands Innovation expands with two new university partners

Midlands Innovation, one of the region's most influential academic collaborations, is expanding its portfolio with the addition of two new members, Keele University and Cranfield University.

Midlands' Universities Open Their Doors to Provide a Glimpse into the Future of Energy

Later this month, businesses and the general public will have the opportunity to find out about the latest energy efficiency ideas and technologies as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2017.Several universities across the Midlands, which are part of the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) initiative, are holding events and activities as part of the week, from 19th to 25th June.

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