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Exciting university initiatives to boost our economy

Boosting our region’s infrastructure, creating jobs and generating investment are at the heart of some of our universities’ initiatives, with exciting new plans and developments underway. These include a new advanced manufacturing centre in Derby – supported by the University of Derby – which is expected to create 70 jobs.
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Home to the very latest 5G technology

Coventry University has made great strides in bringing new technology to our region, with a new 5G partnership with Vodafone, and £50,000 funding received for ‘immersive technology’ – which refers to its capacity to recreate physical spaces and environments in digital simulations.
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The UK’s biggest community of global tech organisations

The Midlands is the home of the UK’s largest cluster of MedTech companies, pumping £1.6bn into the UK economy each year. We continue to attract global companies to relocate through a distinctive NHS-partnering ecosystem, cutting-edge facilities and world-leading expertise, as well as 2 Life Science Opportunity Zones. Midlands MedTech and manufacturing capabilities underpin a host of nationally-leading Life Science innovation sectors.
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Supporting our region’s mental health

The Mental Health Productivity Pilot (MHPP) is a three-year programme funded by the Midlands Engine and forms the core of our regional response to mental wellbeing at work. It is a collaborative partnership of local universities, mental health charity Mind, local authorities and Public Health England.
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