Inclusive Transformation

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Simon Green Resize

The collective breadth and depth of our institutions’ knowledge and reputation across the disciplinary spectrum will leverage new opportunities to support economic renewal and improve wellbeing for all in our region. Together we are committed to levelling up the Midlands and inclusively transforming places and peoples’ futures.


Simon Green, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Aston University

Inclusive Transformation tackling challenges 

Tackling the challenges of inequality, low productivity and community prosperity requires the collective expertise of academics within one of the best-networked regional university partnerships.

The collective breadth and depth of our institutions’ knowledge and reputation across the wide disciplinary spectrum will leverage new opportunities that will be crucial to the Midlands post COVID-19 recovery.

By combining nationally recognised university schools with several thousand academics across Social Sciences and Humanities with our diverse stakeholders, Midlands Innovation is creating considerable strength and capacity to develop new insight. 

With a shared commitment to ‘rescue, revive and renew’ our economy, the work will find solutions to social issues we are facing as a society, such as:

  • how to draw communities out of poverty
  • how to improve educational outcomes, and
  • understanding the impact of financial exclusion and the access to financial services across different socio-economic groups.