About Us.

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


The MICRA project brings together Midlands Innovation’s technology transfer office (TTOs) in a programme which is building the largest formal collaboration between TTOs in the UK. MICRA is creating a spinout and start-up ecosystem that will accelerate the universities’ innovations to market by creating a joint pipeline of scalable investment opportunities and creating jobs growth across the Midlands.


Making a difference.

We have substantial collective activity in all areas of business engagement, Intellectual Property (IP) creation, IP development and incubation, and business support.

Working with business to translate cutting-edge research and innovation into real-world applications is at the centre of our enterprise mission. Our collaboration with companies, generating tangible outcomes and improved business performance opportunities, shows our commitment to delivering extensive social, economic, environmental and technological impacts from the world-class research excellence generated across the partnership.


Midlands Innovation is a world-class research and innovation partnership, combining the collective excellence of eight leading universities in the heart of the UK (Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick). We unite the power of university research with the unique strengths of Midlands industry to drive cutting-edge research, innovation and skills development. Working in partnership, we create new growth opportunities and action existing ones, within and between our institutions, with regional and national government, and in close partnership with business, industry and communities across the region and around the world. Together, we build on the unique strengths of the region to develop essential skills, secure global investment, stimulate innovation and power the Midlands Engine for Growth – collectively delivering even more for the region than we do individually.

Our partners.

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