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Our funded projects

Forest Coats Fashion Show at Arbeit Studios Leyton Green, part of the Making for Change: Waltham Forest project. Photographer: Adam Razvi.

Partnering with industry and other universities to co-create new knowledge and advance our research.

We work closely with private, public and third sector partners, as well as other universities and educational institutions, to develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges, and build new innovation capacity within these organisations.

Applying our knowledge in these ways, also helps to inform and advance our curriculum, identifying new approaches and generating knowledge capable of advancing and transforming the creative economy.

Our projects have received national and international funding from public bodies in the UK and the EU, including:

  • Research England
  • Office for Students (OfS)
  • UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • British Council

The Accelerate project in action

Using VR in arts and design education

Current Knowledge Exchange funded projects

  • Person with VR headset in room
    Freelance illustrator Stephanie Unger during a VR workshop at Camberwell


    Accessible immersive learning for art and design.

  • A girl stands beside a glowing map.
    Image courtesy of London South Bank University.

    ACE IT

    Accelerating the creative economy through immersive technologies.

  • Person holding a piece of ceramic art
    'Indefinite Sensibility' by Remi Russo, 2021, BA Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins, UAL


    Bridging heritage skills and innovation in ceramics training.

  • Illustration of people working in a fashion tech context
    Graphics by Eleonora Coira for FT Alliance's Fashion-Tech job profiles report.


    Weaving universities and companies to co-create fashion-tech future talents.

  • Jars filled with small pieces of plastic and other waste materials
    'Unburden' by Rūta Irbīte, MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins, UAL

    Plastic Justice

    Fighting plastic pollution in Europe with graphic design communication.

  • Student working on sketches in studio
    Tanikha Allen, BA (Hons) Theatre Design, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL | Photography: Alys Tomlinson.

    StART Entrepreneurship Programme

    Redefining what it means to be a creative entrepreneur.