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 2019 QS World University Rankings, University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

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.