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.

Case studies


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


Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTC/DTP Student Conference 2017

The 5th Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTC/DTP Student Conference will be held at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 7 June 2017.

Midlands Innovation – ERC Researcher Workshop

Midlands Innovation held a joint workshop with Enterprise Research Centre for researchers with an interest in innovation systems and local policy. The 25 attendees represented all Midlands universities.

£3.2m funding for Midlands-based high performance computing centre

The Midlands Innovation group of universities and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC).

Midlands Innovation Flow Cytometry Summary

Following on from a successful event, we are pleased to share with you the summary from our Midlands Innovation Annual Flow Cytometry Conference

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