Collaborative research that answers the big questions

We identify areas of complementary expertise across our universities to develop research communities at scale which address major global and industrial challenges.

Our collaborative research recognises and builds on our region’s strengths in:

· Aerospace and advanced engineering

· New energy systems

· Next generation microelectronics

· Resilience, environment and sustainability

· Creative and cultural economy

· Living well

· Digital innovation

From Alzheimer’s diagnosis and post-truth politics, to biofuels and quantum cryptography, we are working together to tackle some of the most important issues affecting society today.