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Regional partnerships

Developing UK Automotive

National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC)The National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) is a unique research and development facility aimed at fostering collaboration across the UK automotive supply chain. Academic and industrial R&D teams will work together using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to develop breakthrough designs, technologies and processes. NAIC will address the shortage of skilled R&D staff across the automotive supply chain, developing the talent required for the demands of emerging technologies and engaging future generations of engineers.

£150 million is being invested in the NAIC capital building and its research activities through a long-term commitment between Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors European Technical Centre, WMG and the University of Warwick, along with an expanding network of supplier companies. The government (Higher Education Funding Council England) has also provided £15 million of funding to support the capital project.

Family day at the UniversityGlobal achievement and local partnerships

The University of Warwick is both globally and locally focused. We believe that these are not conflicting aims. Indeed, quite the opposite. Our international reputation and global connections help us to ensure that our local communities benefit from the University’s facilities and presence in the region.

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Developing UK Automotive

naic.jpgOpening in 2017, the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) is a unique research and development facility aimed at fostering collaboration across the UK automotive supply chain. Academic and industrial R&D teams will work together using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to develop breakthrough designs, technologies and processes. NAIC will address the shortage of skilled R&D staff across the automotive supply chain, developing the talent required for the demands of emerging technologies and engaging future generations of engineers.

£150 million is being invested in the NAIC capital building and its research activities through a long-term commitment between Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors European Technical Centre, WMG and the University of Warwick, along with an expanding network of supplier companies. The government (Higher Education Funding Council England) has also provided £15 million of funding to support the capital project.

25 years of the 2+2 Degree

In September 1991 the first cohort of 2+2 students began their studies at a local partner college before completing their degree at Warwick. Over 2,000 local people have studied on this programme, many without any qualifications.
Find out more about our 2+2 degree.

Warwick Science Park

University of Warwick Science ParkThe University of Warwick Science Park was set up to contribute to the industrial restructuring and modernisation of Coventry. It hosts over 125 companies employing around 2,500 staff, and generating turnover of £170 million per year across five sites in the West Midlands.

Find out more about our Science Park

WMG Academy for Young Engineers

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The WMG Academy in Coventry, which opened its doors to over 230 students in 2014, is already a huge success, providing a radical learning and teaching environment for 14–19-year-olds from the local area, focusing on engineering, ICT and digital technologies. A second WMG Academy is opening in Solihull in September 2016.

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Enterprise Research Centre

erc-logo.pngThe Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) is an independent research centre which aims to provide trusted, robust and independent commentary on SME research and policy. ERC was launched in January 2013 and is a research partnership between Warwick Business School, Aston Business School, Imperial College Business School, Strathclyde Business School, Birmingham Business School and De Montfort University.


Midlands Innovation

midlands-innovation.jpgMidlands Innovation is a world-class research and innovation partnership, combining the collective excellence of leading universities in the heart of the UK.

We unite the power of university research with the unique strengths of Midlands industry to drive cutting-edge research, innovation and skills development.

Find out more about Midlands Innovation

Working with Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise PartnershipWe are a close partner of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The CWLEP seeks to develop the regional economy. We play a major role supporting this mission and contribute expertise and specialist business knowledge.

Get in touch

Jo Handford, Regional Partnerships ManagerJo Handford
Regional Partnerships Manager

024 7657 4254
J.Handford@warwick.ac.uk

Kate Hughes, Partnerships DirectorKate Hughes

Partnerships Director
024 7652 2742
Kate.Hughes@warwick.ac.uk