Derby is the fastest growing city in the East Midlands and in the top ten nationally, according to a report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research. As a university, we recognise the role we have in training skilled workers and offering innovation and enterprise support to meet the needs of our thriving regional economy.


Supporting regional growth

We're actively promoting economic growth in the East Midlands through a range of programmes designed to support local industry, such as business incubation services for start-ups and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with companies looking to innovate.

We have also unveiled plans for a new science park, which will provide a great environment for collaboration between entrepreneurs, researchers and businesses.

Midlands Enterprise Universities

A partnership between seven universities in the Midlands was officially launched in October 2016 to bring jobs and wealth creation to the region.

The partnership brings the institutions together to create a unique pool of 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.

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