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.

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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


£8 million expansion of programme to commercialise research

An £8 million expansion of the Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe) pilot programme will allow even more commercially-promising ideas to get to market more quickly.

Midlands Innovation university partnership to launch Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA)

The Midlands Innovation university partnership is to launch a connected system of technology transfer offices that will drive jobs and economic growth across the Midlands region, following a £5 million award from Research England.

State-of-the-art Regional Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility to Open at University of Leicester

A new state-of-the-art Cryo-EM facility that will advance the understanding of the processes of life is being officially opened at the University of Leicester.

Enterprise Research Centre Funding Continued

The Enterprise Research Centre has secured funding for three further years of rigorous research into SME growth and entrepreneurship

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