The Midlands Enterprise Universities will see Derby work alongside Birmingham City University, Coventry University, De Montfort University Leicester, University of Lincoln, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Wolverhampton, to support job and wealth creation in the region.
The institutions will pool together their skills, research , expertise and facilities, which will be made available to businesses and local authorities to create jobs, boost economic growth and plug skills gaps across the Midlands.
The partnership will use its knowledge and expertise to support businesses and sectors key to the region’s growth, including:
- Manufacturing engineering and transport technologies
- Creative and digital design
- Food and drink manufacturing
- Health and life sciences
- Energy and low carbon technologies
Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor, said: 'The University of Derby is looking forward to contributing to Midlands Engine productivity and to supporting and stimulating innovation in the Midlands’ supply chains.'