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Why do business in Coventry?

Innovation programme

CU E and C building

A range of support is on offer including grants to SMEs in Coventry & Warwickshire who are developing innovative products and services involving emerging technology

Further innovation support

The area boasts 2 internationally recognised universities, Coventry University and the University of Warwick

Coventry University 

Coventry University has established an academic presence with expertise in design, health and digital media, as well as automotive engineering with close links to industry. The university is recognised internationally for the world-leading calibre of its engineering and design graduates, as well as its focus on multidisciplinary applied research. It ranks in the UK’s top 20 universities for the quality of teaching and rated No.1 modern university of the year by the Guardian's University league table 2015.

Coventry University strengths include:

University of Warwick 

The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s top 10 universities, acknowledged for excellence in research, teaching and innovation. With 4,000 graduates a year, it is the most targeted university by top employers. This globally renowned institution includes a variety of facilities all bringing together business and education to create a unique resource for research and development.

WMG, based at the University of Warwick, was formed to invigorate manufacturing by improving the competitiveness of organisations through value-added innovation, new technologies and skills development. WMG brings academic rigour to industrial and organisational practices.

WMG is home to:

Other research organisations include:

  • Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) – challenging the boundaries of manufacturing as it looks to bridge the gap between university-based research and industry by providing unparalleled environments for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale.
  • Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) – Leader in automotive research including the intelligent transport sector.

Innovative Coventry initiatives

Driverless vehicles

Business Investment Team


Tel: 024 7683 1386


Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

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