Powerful new digital hub launches to underpin policy making and investment in the Midlands

Date posted: July 21, 2021
Share
city background with digital line graph overlay

Launching today [21 July], the Intelligence Hub from the Midlands Engine Observatory provides a single, interactive portal for a wealth of up-to-the-minute pan regional data, research and expert insights – a unique tool to inform decision making around key investments and policy formulation for economic and social benefit in the Midlands.

An important part of Midlands Engine Observatory’s continuing work to grow and deepen the evidence base relating to issues impacting the Midlands economy, the Intelligence Hub puts the power of data and research at the fingertips of diverse private and public sector partners from across the region, including central and local Government.

By providing up-to-date evidence and explaining the nuances and impact on the Midlands though academic insight, the Intelligence Hub offers multiple potential uses that can lead to:

  • Stronger business cases with the potential to secure greater investment for the region
  • Robust comparisons, benchmarking and forecasting to support policy recommendations
  • Evidenced regional impact insights to inform reactions to Government policy and lobbying
  • Better understanding of regional needs and opportunities to target investment for the widest possible economic and social impact

Key features of the Intelligence Hub include: new live and interactive data and Power BI dashboards; spatial visualisations; intelligence briefings; insight pieces from regional experts; and commissioned deep-dive research.

Professor Delma Dwight, Director of Midlands Engine Observatory:

“Through the insights offered in our in-depth think pieces and data, Intelligence Hub users will be able to shape policy and target investment for regional recovery and growth. Better understanding of the region’s successes and challenges will allow Midlands Engine partners to advocate for more equal growth and prosperity for our businesses and communities.”

The Midlands Engine Observatory is an alliance of leading academic researchers, and economic and industry experts, working together to deliver the regionally focused research and analysis partners and stakeholders need, for every part of the Midlands.

The Midlands Engine Intelligence Hub, will provide a single, interactive point of access to all the Observatory’s up-to-the-minute research and data, informing decision making around investment and policy formulation for the benefit of our partners and region.

Access the Intelligence Hub

Share

Keep Updated

Latest News & Events

Unknown

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.

Read more
EV

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.

Read more
aerospace_640_452_95-70514-1659451148

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.

Read more
An electric vehicle charging

Subscribe to Midlands Matters, the newsletter of the Midlands Engine