The Midlands Engine will drive up business innovation and improve productivity and competitiveness. Our universities and businesses will work together to bring forward innovations that support our key sectors and their supply chains. We will identify where opportunities exist to further our innovation activity across the Midlands.
The aim will be to address gaps in national capability, drive business retention and inward investment, safeguard and increase employment, and equip UK businesses to lead globally in response to the rapidly evolving demands of customers.
Assets such as the four Rolls-Royce University Technology Centres, Warwick Manufacturing Group and the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, the Advanced Propulsion Centre, MIRA, the National Rail Research Centre, and the National Automotive Innovation Centre work with businesses such as Arup, Atkins, Bombardier, GKN Land Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Bombardier and Thales and their supply chains.]
We are generating a rich supply of spin-out companies and our students are some of the most enterprising in the country.