By delivering ambitious, place-based initiatives, Midlands Innovation helps to tackle the region’s biggest challenges. Our collaboration works to champion and strengthen the region’s research and innovation ecosystem.


Championing The Midlands

Our partnership champions the Midlands and its strengths, to secure investment and create jobs. We provide insights and data to support regional partners to create solutions for the region.


Placed-Based Initiatives

Our place-based initiatives:

Provide insights and expertise to support external stakeholders and partners in decision making, enhancing their wider understanding of the Midlands.

Strengthen the Midlands research and innovation ecosystem, helping regional partners to advocate for the Midlands research and innovation offer.

Attract the best research infrastructure to the Midlands.

Enhance the profile of the Midlands by acting as regional ambassadors to secure investment and create jobs.

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Monthly Midlands Innovation newsletter
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MI Space Group Meeting May 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

Midlands Innovation is a pan-regional university partnership made up of eight research-intensive universities across the wider Midlands region. Our research collaborations and activity has a positive impact at a regional, national and global level.

By delivering ambitious place-based initiatives, we will tackle the region’s biggest challenges. Midlands Innovation has proven research strengths in energy, health, social sciences, space and transport and a strong track record collaborating in enterprise, research culture and research infrastructure. As the research and innovation landscape evolves, we intend to respond by developing new research themes where we can combine our collective strengths.

Midlands Innovation universities support over 78,000 jobs in the Midlands and make an estimated £10bn contribution to the economy. Our collaboration activity helped to generate £608m worth of investment into the region in 2020-21.

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