About Directed Research

Based in the East of England, located near to Cambridge University and with strong links to the vibrant Cambridge research community, Directed Research is ideally positioned to bring together the best of academic research facilities to work alongside commercial technical development teams.

Although recently incorporated, Directed Research has in its management team broad experience of creating successful businesses through the commercialisation of technology innovation and has helped established companies to create new products and services through collaborative research between academia, commercial research organisations and in-house research and development.

Directed Research was founded by Chris Leebetter who, prior to creating Directed Reserarch, was Director of Programmes with ITI Techmedia, managing a portfolio of research programmes in areas as diverse as digital media, communications, ICT, enabling technologies and medical diagnostics. Licensing this research has created high growth technology businesses such as Integrated Magnetics, Embedded Technology Solutions and Metaforic.