Innovation and enterprise through the creation of new knowledge

We are committed to growing research and passionate about strengthening our relationship with business, helping to maintain the international reputation of LSBU.

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Helping LSBU bring knowledge to life.

As an entrepreneurial university, the excellence, integrity and impact of our research is at the very heart of what we do at LSBU, and critical to the many ways we work with businesses of all sizes and types at South Bank Innovation; helping you to compete, innovate and grow.

Three quarters of LSBU’s research is rated as world leading or internationally recognised for Impact.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

When you're growing a business, only the best research can offer the critical insights you need.

Expert knowledge

LSBU has a thriving, world-class research community of more than 200 academic researchers and 250+ research students, currently working in 15 diverse research centres and 37 research groups. Whatever your business or project needs, you will find the right expert at LSBU.

International reputation

Our academic staff recognise the big challenges of today and are passionate about research and its role in contributing to a better future; a commitment clearly reflected in our continued REF and funding success:

95% of our research is world-leading, internationally excellent or recognised
81% of our impact is outstanding or considerable
£25m+ awarded in grants for research, delivering cultural benefits and improving lives

Centres of excellence

Focused on health, social justice and sustainability in an increasingly digital world, our research centres are beacons of excellence and innovation, working with our research groups and industry to deliver an international reputation for results and real-world impact.

Includes: addictive behaviours, health and social care, (bio)engineering, social justice, creative technologies, cognitive systems, energy, sport, Net Zero and more.

Collaborative by nature

Our research groups align with our academic schools, ensuring researchers collaborate around emerging themes to catalyse new projects and develop new research strengths. They help us to provide a research environment that is both inclusive and dynamic.

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Real benefits for your business

Applied research is key to what we do at South Bank Innovation and includes expert consulting, business development and market research for organisations of any size or sector.

Our cutting-edge research and development (R&D) support helps solve current and potential challenges, with qualitative and quantitative research easily accessible with part and fully funded options (including match-funded scholarships and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships or KTPs).

Where funding is not available, our rates are competitive. In all cases, our professionalism, creativity and efficiency are key.

Research insights

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