Calling all collaborative innovators

Loughborough University London is looking for organisations to take part in the Collaborate programme for the upcoming academic year.

Collaborate consists of academic modules that enable students across all degrees to work closely with external organisations to solve real-life challenges.

Organisations of all sizes and from all industries are encouraged to get involved in this opportunity to meet future talent, support innovation and inspire further research. This year, over 70 students went on to collaborate further with companies with our follow-on module, the Collaborative Dissertation.

One of the modules, the Collaborative Project, is team-based and this year was delivered virtually, enabling almost 700 students and 24 organisations from across the globe to get involved, culminating in the first online Collaborative Project Show.

Collaborate also provides a fantastic opportunity to establish relationships with the wider University with potential for further collaborative research and activity. For example, one of our Partner Organisations, RingCentral, will be co-presenting with Loughborough University London at the Digital Transformation Expo and is working with one student on their Collaborative Dissertation. 

To become involved in Collaborative Project for 2021/22, prospective Partner Organisations are invited to submit their proposal for an innovation brief here before 13 September, with projects going live February-May 2022.

Additionally, on Wednesday 4 August, Loughborough University London is hosting a lunchtime webinar - ‘Creating a Collaboration with LU LDN’ - for prospective Partner Organisations to learn more.  You can sign up here.

Please email if you have any questions and further information about Collaborate is available here.  

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 2020 QS World University Rankings 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 2020 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.