IRSA: Innovation through the Research Support Accelerator


IRSA is a University of Leicester business facing project part-funded by ERDF. Over the past 2 years IRSA has assisted collaborations between local SMEs (small and medium enterprises), and university academics and graduates across all four university colleges delivering business facing research projects ranging from 3 to 24 months.

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. IRSA will also be running short training workshops around GIS skills.





FREE GeoData for Business 17th June and 2nd July 2015

IRSA is running hands on data processing workshops, using the google scrappy GIS (geographical information systems) interface.

These events are free for delegates and are particularly aimed at east midlands small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  Each workshop will take place at the IRSA office, Readson House, 96-98 Regent Road, Leicester,  from 10 – 12 noon.

For more details and to register go to:

IRSA looks forward to seeing you on 17th June or 2nd July 2015.

Should you have problems with the eventbrite link or for further details, please contact:


Accelerating Success

The IRSA 2015 publication details all the collaboration work so far. See full details here.


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Teresa Smith
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Accelerating Success - a Celebration of IRSA's Successful Collaborations!

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