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


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

Midlands Innovation has launched its plan for collaboration in technology transfer. The announcement was made at an event held at The Shard, London.

New technology to convert biomass into 'coal'

The University of Nottingham is working with the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and CPL Industries, to produce a commercial scale facility capable of converting biomass into next-generation solid fuels with coal-like properties.

Leicester and Nottingham scientists discover new gene associated with debilitating lung disease

Health scientists at the University of Leicester and University of Nottingham have heralded the discovery of a gene associated with lung fibrosis as 'a potential new avenue of treatment for further research into this terrible disease.'

Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry visits Keele

Claire Perry, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry visited Keele on 7th July for a roundtable discussion on energy and environmental research.

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