Our collaborative approach influences future prospects for the region. We shape and inform national and local policy through research and innovation projects we deliver together.


Influencing Local &
National Policy

Our partnership influences future prospects for the region, and we shape and inform national and local policy through our  research and innovation collaborations. We champion the region’s research, innovation and enterprise strengths to help leverage investment into world-class clusters.

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A Collaborative Approach

Our place-based initiatives:

Provide our civic leaders with the evidence they need to inform local policy.

Influence policy on research practice, for example as related to our work on technicians.

Ensure that a policy component is considered for all our projects to ensure we maximise the impact regionally and nationally from those projects.

Deliver specific, collaborative, policy commissions which provide new evidence on agendas critical to the Midlands, when appropriate.

Our recent Policy Commissions

Midlands Health and Care Inequalities Policy Commission. Due to launch in 2024

The Energy Research Accelerator’s Policy Commission: ‘Assessing the Case for Public Ownership in the Energy Sector’

Latest News

Singaporean delegation hears from University of Warwick representatives

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Director’s Diary – Driving growth in our region
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Scaling research to help revive Midlands communities
MI Space Group Meeting May 2024

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Midlands Innovation Space Group explores the frontier of space data

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Mayors, Ministers and Midlands universities launch £3m campaign to attract global R&D investment and drive economic growth

Frequently Asked Questions

Midlands Innovation can help convene conversations between our eight partners and external stakeholders, on specific topics or areas of interest. If you would like support facilitating conversations, please get in touch by email: info@midlandsinnovation.org.uk

We act as one voice in response to queries or consultations that are relevant to our partners and submit joint responses to government consultations. Midlands Innovation programmes have published several policy commissions, such as the landmark TALENT Commission, which sets out a blueprint for the future of the UK’s technical workforce.

Read our Case Studies


Learn More About Our Research Priorities