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.
19 October 2018Black History Month at LSBU Launch Event
21 November 2018Professionalism and ethics in construction: Improving the global industry - Day one
22 November 2018Professionalism and ethics in construction: Improving the global industry - Day two
London South Bank first UK University to offer Architecture Degree Apprenticeships
24 August 2018
LSBU experts conclude that Heliport noise could be a danger to health
14 August 2018
Product Design students deliver creative Airlander concepts
3 May 2018
Enterprising solutions for a low carbon built environment presented at CIBSE conference 2018
25 April 2018
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