Enterprise and business engagement
Our academic researchers are on the front line of knowledge, posing questions and making discoveries that drive innovation and growth. Read more about how you can access and benefit from our services.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are designed to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity by tapping into the knowledge, technology and skills offered by universities.
We are one of the UK's leading KTP providers and won the collaborative Innovation Excellence Award at the London Knowledge Transfer Awards. We are also among a handful of universities that have been commended by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for our KTP work. Find out more about working with LSBU on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.
Our academics take on challenges that are holding your business back and help you through the process of change and development to achieve short, medium and long term objectives.
Recent projects include:
- SCMGroup and Hiteco asked to integrate electro spindles in a robotic cell to perform multi-axis milling, reducing machining time up to 20%.
- The digital artist Quayola asked DARLab (Digital Architecture and Robotic Lab) to develop an itinerary robotic installation for future shows.
- Capita engaged our acoustic expertise in collating data on wind turbines to help tackle acoustic and vibration problems.
- Greater London Authority (GLA) asked our sustainability experts to look at the planning submissions being sent to the London Energy Policy. As a direct result of our work the GLA now expect new building developments to have 20% renewable content.
London Bridge is currently undergoing a £700 million redevelopment — and LSBU is helping with proposals to ensure that the area becomes a vibrant destination in itself.
Alumnus Neil Weller, Managing Partner at engineering consultancy Troup Bywaters + Anders, talks about why sponsored study has become such an integral part of their business operations.
Cooling the London Underground involves tackling the complex range of temperature problems that feature in the rail network. Our consultancy work is developing, testing and implementing novel cooling strategies to benefit the London Underground and its passengers.
Researchers partnered with Local Authorities and Housing Associations to develop a life cycle costing approach when it comes to selecting building components in the affordable housing sector. The project investigates the viability and methodology of reducing building costs whilst maintaining high quality.
21 March 2018The future of solar thermal vacuum systems: half-day conference
21 March 2018What's happening in graduate employment?
22 March 2018Research today: Cherry Cheung discusses the development of social ventures
24 March 2018University Open Day
29 March 2018Critical care symposium
20 April 2018Health and Social Care Open Day
25 April 2018Undergraduate – How to Apply Evening
9 May 2018Professor Robert West: What good is the label 'addiction'?
9 May 2018Postgraduate Open Evening
12 June 2018Undergraduate – How to Apply Evening
LSBU supports Southwark Council’s successful bid to regenerate Walworth heritage
12 January 2018
Thomas’ success proves Asperger’s is no barrier in academia
29 November 2017
LSBU leads by example in tackling sustainability challenges
22 November 2017
Mayor of London certifies LSBU a healthy place to work
15 November 2017
Discover the Changing Face of Elephant & Castle at LSBU
14 November 2017
LSBU awards six honorary graduates and fellows
10 November 2017
LSBU celebrates 125 year Anniversary with Parliamentary reception
9 November 2017
LSBU awarded £49k HEFCE grant to boost ‘Stop the hate trait’ campaign
26 October 2017
LSBU and BUE celebrate academic partnership
13 October 2017