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IRSA - University of Leicester

Innovation through the Research Support Accelerator


IRSA (part-funded by ERDF) is a University of Leicester scheme designed to help accelerate the development and exploitation of new products, services, technologies, processes and markets for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the East Midlands through supported collaboration on research and development.


Put simply, it is a collaboration between a local company, the University and a recent graduate interested in obtaining an MPhil on an Applied Research Project.


IRSA has now successfully delivered 21 long (12 month) and short (up to 3 month) research projects.


IRSA has until September 2015 to continue to collaborate with East Midlands SMEs on short projects, with particular emphasis on assistance for Bid Development and GIS/Space related activity.

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