South Bank Innovation brings together the world-class expertise and facilities of London South Bank University with leading consultants from the cut and thrust of the private sector.
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 enable individuals and businesses to hone existing skills or develop entirely new ones. Regardless of ability level, there is always room for improvement and growth.
A range of expert-led workshops that are designed to provide SMEs with the knowledge and skills to maintain and progress their business.
Throughout the year we host a range of events to encourage interaction between SMEs, investors, and industry bodies. These events are often related to a theme or global issue, such as investment, blockchain or sustainability.
As both a University and business support provider, we have accumulated an extensive range of information and resources. As a member, you’ll benefit from our knowledge, experience and networks.
From thinking that it’s not going to work out to thinking "now we’re on the right track" - and in 3 or 4 months we will have a product.
As businesses progress their needs become more specific and problems more acute. By providing focused and bespoke assistance we enable participants to progress with greater ease and a significantly reduced financial outlay.
We offer research opportunities to businesses looking to achieve a specific goal:
You are then able to move forward with the confidence that your idea has been ratified by leading academic body.
A good leader is as valuable to a business as a good product or idea. Throughout participation, you will have regular face-to-face meetings with experts able to provide you with feedback, mentorship and the benefit of their experience
We will fund an LSBU student to work directly with eligible SMEs to deliver a short-term project, such as website development, social media assistance, or accounting.
The support helped with getting a large supermarket chain to take some samples which they would not have done without the free shelf-life testing.
Connect with us and gain the advantage of being at the centre of our networks - we’ll ensure that you hear about and access further opportunities from strategic partners and like-minded organisations.
Once you’ve completed your programme, we won’t abandon you. Choose to meet with a Business Development Manager to discuss other ways LSBU can support your ideas and development.
All participants of our programmes have an opportunity to join Slack channels for both their current programme and a general Alumni group. In these groups we encourage the sharing of information, resources and experience. If you're struggling with a problem, chances are someone will have experienced something similar before.
We scour the web so that you don’t have to - check out our portal anytime to see new funding opportunities from the likes of Innovate UK, SBRI and industry bodies.
We took on new investors and now have the product in the market - we would not have achieved this without the support.
We understand the issues of webinar-fatigue, that's why we've shortened our sessions to ensure you get the same content in less time.
We provide regular contact and feedback sessions so that you can consistently progress despite Covid-19.
Research and development projects are still proceeding in a Covid-safe environment.
We have had to furlough less of our staff. Our production has increased to over 500 units, and we are proud to be supporting the Government’s COVID-19 Management Plan by feeding key workers.
Without the support of SI we would not have been able to progress as rapidly as we have and would have not yet secured our IP.
We have had to furlough less of our staff. Our production has increased to over 500 units, and we are proud to be supporting the Government’s COVID-19 Management Plan by feeding key workers."