MIT REAP (MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program) provides opportunities for communities around the world to engage with MIT in an evidence-based, practical approach to strengthening innovation-driven entrepreneurial (IDE) ecosystems.
This is done by translating research insights into practical frameworks, convening stakeholders focused on IDE, and educating regional leaders through team-based interaction to achieve economic and social impact. Leeds is part of Cohort 6 alongside Campania (Italy), Denmark, Guayaquil (Ecuador), Kentucky, Lebanon, Monterrey (Mexico), Oslo and Sydney, which started in October 2018.
Our team is made up of representatives from public and private sector organisations working alongside colleagues from the world of academia.
Over the last 6 years, MIT REAP has engaged with 45+ regions all over the world with the goal to achieve economic and social impact in these regions