News - 23 July 2021

New digital hub launches to underpin policy making and investment in the Midlands

The Midlands Engine Observatory has launched the Intelligence Hub.

The new single, interactive portal provides a wealth of up-to-the-minute pan regional data, research and expert insights – a unique tool to inform decision making around key investments and policy formulation for economic and social benefit in the Midlands.

An important part of Midlands Engine Observatory’s continuing work to grow and deepen the evidence base relating to issues impacting the Midlands economy, the Intelligence Hub puts the power of data and research at the fingertips of diverse private and public sector partners from across the region, including central and local Government.

By providing up-to-date evidence and explaining the nuances and impact on the Midlands though academic insight, the Intelligence Hub offers multiple potential uses that can lead to:

  • Stronger business cases with the potential to secure greater investment for the region
  • Robust comparisons, benchmarking and forecasting to support policy recommendations
  • Evidenced regional impact insights to inform reactions to Government policy and lobbying
  • Better understanding of regional needs and opportunities to target investment for the widest possible economic and social impact

Key features of the Intelligence Hub include: new live and interactive data and Power BI dashboards; spatial visualisations; intelligence briefings; insight pieces from regional experts; and commissioned deep-dive research.

Professor Delma Dwight, Director of Midlands Engine Observatory said: “Through the insights offered in our in-depth think pieces and data, Intelligence Hub users will be able to shape policy and target investment for regional recovery and growth. Better understanding of the region’s successes and challenges will allow Midlands Engine partners to advocate for more equal growth and prosperity for our businesses and communities.”

The Midlands Engine Observatory is an alliance of leading academic researchers, and economic and industry experts, working together to deliver the regionally focused research and analysis partners and stakeholders need, for every part of the Midlands.

Latest News & Events

11 April 2024

D2N2 LEP CEO, Will Morlidge, features in Business Network magazine

Read Article

11 April 2024

Our region’s Youth Voice Ambassadors take centre stage at the Connected Futures Youth Led Event in Birmingham

Read Article

10 April 2024

Sign up to join the EMCCA Adult Education Budget online webcast on Tuesday 16th April

Read Article

09 April 2024

Midlands Net Zero Hub supporting Derbyshire Dales Community Energy scheme

Read Article

28 March 2024

Our region, our mayor, our vote: People in our region will decide who leads a £4 billion boost for the East Midlands

Read Article

27 March 2024

Midlands Net Zero Hub supporting Cromford Mills UNESCO World Heritage site hydro scheme

Read Article

26 March 2024

D2N2 LEP inviting bids for the delivery of Skills Bootcamps Wave 5

Read Article

22 March 2024

D2N2 LEP CEO Will Morlidge presents at the ‘Hydrogen Rail in the Midlands’ conference at Alstom, Derby

Read Article

21 March 2024

Historic first board meeting of the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA) and EMCCA launch event held in Chesterfield

Read Article

19 March 2024

D2N2 Careers Hub partners with the East Midlands Institute of Technology to deliver innovative Careers in the Curriculum Conference

Read Article

Get in touch.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up
Address

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
8 Experian Way
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG2 1EP

Social

Our Partners