Welcome to the MICRA Gateway

Creating the UK's biggest technology transfer ecosystem

Midlands Innovation brings together the research, knowledge and capabilities of its eight partner universities, in what is the largest formal collaboration between technology transfer offices (TTOs) in the UK. The MICRA programme is the Commercialisation of Research Accelerator – we are building a spin-out and start-up ecosystem that will significantly increase the innovation productivity of the region, and will help to accelerate the speed at which the innovations developed by these world-class centres of research can reach markets and make an impact.

A single route to engage with world-class universities in the Midlands

The MICRA Gateway offers:

  • Easy access to innovations, support services and investment opportunities
  • State-of-the-art technology platforms, science parks and incubators
  • Extensive network of collaborations: Energy Research Accelerator (ERA), High Performance Computing (HPC), ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The MICRA Gateway is provided by the Midlands Innovation group of universities in the West and East Midlands through the Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA) project funded by Research England.

MICRA in numbers

8 leading university partners

£550m research income

1,648 active patent portfolio

237 patent applications annually

£79m external investment raised annually

1,934 jobs created

The MICRA Gateway is provided by Midlands Innovation and its partner universities and funded by Research England​

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