Students pitch their ideas to 15 businesses at the Collaborative Project Trade Fair

On Tuesday 13th December, over 400 students presented their business solutions to various organisations as part of their final assessment for the Collaborative Project module.

The Collaborative Project Trade Fair marked the final assessment for over 400 students who studied the Collaborative Project module as part of their postgraduate taught programme at Loughborough University London.

The module brought together students from across the campus to solve a real business or social problem, provided by one of 15 partner organisations. Each team worked closely with their partner organisation for the duration of the module, before pitching their innovative and creative solutions at the Collaborative Project Trade Fair.

This exciting module enables students to develop their knowledge through experiential learning, by asking students from a range of disciplines to work collaboratively with one another, and with a partner organisation.

Our partners

  • Blaze
  • Active Newham
  • Sport England
  • Digital Skills Solutions
  • City Insights
  • Two Circles
  • HeyBigMan!
  • Crate Brewery
  • West Ham United Foundation
  • North Highland
  • Foster + Partners
  • Flamingo
  • CCD
  • Volo
  • UK Government: Department for International Trade

View case studies from last year's Collaborative Project briefs.

The module is the first of its kind to be incorporated into the curriculum of all full time taught master's programmes across all institutes on campus.

Collaborative Project Manager
, Ashley Gray said:

The Collaborative Project is a great demonstration of organisations and Universities working together to create innovative and creative solutions to modern challenges. It's opportunities like this that enable students to experience real-life strategic planning, and develop their commercial awareness, communication and team-working skills

Ashley Gray, Collaborative Project Manager


Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.