South Bank


We make ideas happen.

South Bank Innovation helps ideas, people and workplaces grow. As the biggest provider of business support in London we have a proven track record of helping companies work smarter, with purpose and reaching their full potential. Our expertise is easy to access, varied and personalised to the needs of your organisation, community or concern.

We stimulate local economic growth by helping communities and organisations

Technology, research and innovation are the key to overcoming global and local challenges. We're building strong knowledge partnerships and developing applied research to provide specialist areas of insight where it's most needed.

Our 15 research centres are already working with the likes of London Underground, NHS and Housing Associations to tackle the most important issues of our time.

Read about our work with London Underground Ltd


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We lead the way on societal themes and challenges

London already has a higher qualified workforce than most of Europe, but recent challenges mean that the city is more exposed to risk as migration and working patterns change.

We provide businesses, employees, students and residents with the support they need to mobilise their positions - resulting in millions of economic benefits for the local community as businesses fill skills gaps and wages increase.

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We partner with businesses of all sizes to help them grow

Since 2016, we've helped SMEs to access over £21m in State Aid Funding for the:

Creation and testing of new products
Hiring and training of staff
Learning of key business skills and development of business strategies
Access of consultancy, mentorship, equipment and facilities

For larger businesses, we're able to offer unique collaborative opportunities to help you become competitive leaders within your sector.

Funded Programmes

With projects covering a range of business stages and sectors, our fully-funded support ensures we are able to provide free access to industry-leading research and development.


We can help you with business development, improving processes and services or developing and capabilities We can help you access unique sources of funding to achieve these goals

Workforce Development

We provide professional development in a number of areas, enabling individuals to refresh their current skillset or move forward in new directions. We also offer subsidised opportunities via the Government's Hell to Grow scheme.


We offer expert research and development (R&D) to businesses who want to solve current and potential challenges. Businesses can access our research through a variety of funding options.


We have affordable office space in both Southwark and Croydon. We also provide conference venues, meeting rooms, specialist facilities and filming locations.


We're always looking to connect LSBU students with businesses who can help apply their learning. We offer apprenticeships and internships, as well as fully-funded opportunities via our suite of support programmes.

We're ready to talk through your developmental needs at our Southwark home


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