Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institution of higher education in Limerick, Ireland and is one of 13 institutes that are members of the Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI). The Institute has four campuses in Limerick city, one in both Thurles and Clonmel in County Tipperary and a regional learning centre in Ennis, County Clare. The main campus is located at Moylish Park on the north of Limerick city and houses the Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology and the School of Business and Humanities. The School of Art & Design is located at the Clare Street and George's Quay and Clonmel campuses. LIT's Tipperary School is based at the Thurles and Clonmel campuses.Limerick Institute of Technology engages with both established industries and start-up businesses. The Enterprise Acceleration Centre (EAC) is an incubation facility for start-up companies, with particular emphasis on export and growth-focused businesses. The centre is located on the Moylish Park campus and is 1,350 m2 with 18 self-contained units. Client companies can rent office suites and avail of management development supports, including one-to-one business coaching, peer networking and research collaboration. The centre works with enterprise support agencies, including Enterprise Ireland and County & City Enterprise Boards and is a Microsoft BizSpark Network Partner. The Limerick Enterprise Acceleration Platform (LEAP) is an annual programme run in the EAC. It is designed to support entrepreneurs in their quest to establish sustainable businesses. The 12-month programme provides supports to ten entrepreneurs to challenge and guide them to develop an investor-ready business plan while also supporting them to win the sales that will make their business viable. LEAP is an Enterprise Platform Programme, funded by the Higher Education Authority. The Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre (SABC) is based on the main campus and is a joint venture between LIT and the Institute of Technology, Tralee. It provides applied scientific services to industry in the area of integrated approaches to problem solving associated with the better utilisation of natural materials and the novel bio-resources they contain.