West Midlands Combined Universities primed to deliver Local Industrial Strategy

West Midlands Combined Universities is primed to deliver on the objectives mapped out in the West Midlands’ inaugural Local Industrial Strategy, as revealed by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and Business Secretary Greg Clark today.

West Midlands Combined Universities brings together around 100,000 staff and students, sharing a civic purpose that enriches communities throughout the West Midlands.

Our asset base, expertise and specialities make us ideally suited to rise to the challenges mapped out, which include ensuring the region is at the centre of transport innovation and delivering the UK’s first large scale 5G testbed.

The combined resources of WMCU allows us to offer research, innovation, skills development and technological delivery at unrivalled pace and scale.

We are ready to collaborate with partners, including the Combined Authority, to meet and exceed the challenges mapped out in the Strategy.


Formed in 2016, West Midlands Combined Universities brings together Birmingham City University, Coventry University and the University of Wolverhampton to support partners in leading the way on delivering inclusive education, economic growth, social mobility, place-shaping and prosperity across the West Midlands.

Bringing together a total of 100,00 staff and students from the region’s three major cities, our universities serve and improve communities across the West Midlands. Our institutions each boast a long, proud history in their respective cities and have been contributing to the social, economic and educational life and success of the region for decades.