Driving Medical 

Innovation

Bringing together academic, business and clinical partners to put the Midlands at the heart of health and life science research.

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Supporting Technicians

Across the Midlands

Providing programmes and professional development activities for over 2,000 technical colleagues.

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World-Leading
Research

Collaborations

Putting cutting-edge research and innovation from the Midlands at the forefront of the UK.

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CHALLENGE ENERGY /

ENERGY RESEARCH ACCELERATOR (ERA)

A Midlands Innovation initiative, ERA is working to address the most pressing global energy challenges. Based on the four innovation themes of Energy Conversion, Energy Storage, Energy Distribution and Energy Use, ERA is finding new ways to address the issue of climate change through the development of renewable energy solutions and the reduction of carbon emissions.

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CHALLENGE Transport /

Transport

The transport sector is at a time of significant change. The ways in which we move people and goods around whether it be by road, rail or air need to decarbonise. Innovations in autonomy and connectivity mean that the concepts of self-driving, autonomous vehicles are getting closer to being a reality.

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Challenge Health/

Health

Midlands Innovation Health coordinates and combines the collective excellence of 7 Midlands Innovation universities to deliver improved health and regional growth. Driving disruptive translational interventions and influencing nationally, MI Health draws together a critical mass of innovative regional stakeholders to impact national and global health challenges using local training strengths, expertise, networks, best practice and facilities.

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Treasury Minister expresses appreciation for ERA's work
The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) welcomes positive comments made by Kemi Badenoch MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, and Aaron Bell MP, regarding the organisation’s work on energy innovation. The comments made in Parliament on 2... See news item

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Midlands Innovation welcomes Midlands Connect’s plans for a  £2 billion Midlands Rail Hub
£2 billion Midlands Rail Hub plans “the most ambitious for a generation” as gov... See news item

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The Midlands mobilises research excellence to tackle COVID-19
Midlands universities, hospitals and clinical infrastructures are coming together to deliver in... See news item

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MIDLANDS INNOVATION – STILL COLLABORATING DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

As the Midlands Innovation partnership adapts to the changing environment and uncertainty of the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation, we want to update you on the actions we are taking to ensure that we continue to connect with our partners and stakeholders.

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ENERGY RESEARCH ACCELERATOR AIMS TO CREATE 7000 JOBS

The Energy Research Accelerator has submitted a bid to government around six 'Big Ideas' which it believes will help to create 7,000 new jobs and deliver £1.5 billion GVA to the Midlands Economy.

ERA's document 'Putting the Midlands at the Forefront of Energy Innovation' outlines the way in which the Midlands Innovation universities, together with the British Geological Survey (BGS), Energy Systems and Connected Places Catapult, and the Manufacturing Technology Centre will work together to develop and implement technologies including energy storage, decarbonisation of heat, alternative fuels, energy from waste and more.

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Supporting Space Research Innovation 

Midlands Innovation are bringing people together from academia and business to explore collaborations in research, training, skills and equipment as they relate to New Space activities – both upstream and downstream.

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Space Park

£4.99m

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New Chief Executive of UKRI meets with MI Board
Vice-Chancellors from the Midlands most research-intensive universities hav... See news item

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