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Midlands Engine

Partnering for prosperity

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The Midlands Engine is the largest regional economy in the UK outside London and the place that 11 million people call home. Our Midlands Engine partnership spans the heart of the UK. Working at scale, we focus on adding value – tackling the things that really matter in our region to drive prosperity for our communities and businesses.

Together, we make sure the Midlands voice is heard and act as a positive agent for economic, social and environmental change, to benefit every single part of our region. We do this through shared intent, collaborative investment and a strong, unified voice, direct to government.

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Read more about the impact we achieve through pan-regional partnership – our region’s businesses, parliamentarians, local authorities, academics and more, all united by our shared goal of greater prosperity, for every part of our region.

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Who we are

The Midlands Engine is a pan-regional partnership that works to complement the phenomenal activity of our region’s businesses, public sector and world-leading universities – our key stakeholders who, with passion and urgency, are generating added value for the whole of the Midlands, its communities and the wider UK. Working together, in close collaboration and across diverse areas of strength and expertise, we drive pan-regional economic prosperity through concerted investment and long-term commitment.

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What we do

Our pan-regional partnership works to accelerate growth and prosperity for every part of the Midlands. We focus our efforts in the areas that evidence and data tell us our region need most, convening, connecting and acting as a focal point to drive economic growth – for the greater benefit of our people, places and businesses.

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Our leadership

The Midlands Engine partnership is guided by a clear, fair and transparent decision-making framework, with representation on our different Boards from right across our partnership and our region.

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Latest News

Aug 15 2022

MTC develops autonomous ‘Ratty the Robot’ pipe crawler

Robotics experts at the Manufacturing Technology Centre have developed an autonomous robotic rat which can scurry along underground pipes carrying out inspection work. The invention has the potential for cost and efficiency savings for utility companies as well as reducing human exposure to hazardous environments and preventing pipework leaks.

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Transport

Aug 11 2022

Midlands councils in electric vehicle charging boost

New planning tool will help Midlands local authorities identify sites where new public EV chargers should be located.

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Economic Opportunities

Aug 4 2022

Aerospace programme backs Midlands firms

More than £3.8m has been awarded to four Midlands companies as part of an aerospace innovation programme.

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