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Let us improve your business by bringing our academic and research expertise into your world

We apply our resources, expertise and technical knowledge to help solve problems.

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.

Case studies

  • The Shard - London Bridge

    Knowledge Transfer Partnership shapes London Bridge regeneration

    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.

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    Exploring the value of employer sponsored study

    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.

  • london underground tube

    Cooling the underground

    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.

  • affordable housing

    Adding value to the affordable housing sector

    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.

Read more about consultancy services and available funding opportunities.

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