LSE Research and Innovation

We help to develop and sustain opportunities for LSE to carry out world-leading social science and support the quality, reach and impact of its research. We support academics, students, and alumni through our four branches: LSE Research Support, LSE Consulting, LSE Innovation (commercialisation), and LSE Generate (student and alumni entrepreneurship).

Our aim is to support all stages of the research lifecycle to create impact in the wider world

We work together to provide a service across LSE that incorporates research development and award management, consulting, commercialisation, and student and alumni entrepreneurship. Our overarching aim is to support all stages of the research lifecycle – from inception to completion – to create impact in the wider world. We strive to deliver a high-quality service to both LSE's academic, student and alumni community as well as our external partners and clients.

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Our services across the four branches in our division include:

  • Research strategy, ethics and policy support
  • Funding identification
  • Proposal development
  • Contract negotiation and management
  • Legal and technical support
  • Business engagement
  • Strategy development
  • Start-up support

Our Division

LSE Research and Innovation consists of four branches through which we engage with academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs to apply their expertise to real-world issues and contribute to LSE’s mission for the betterment of society.

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LSE Research Support

We help to build research strategy, identify suitable funding for your research, and improve the quality of your grant application, and we support you with managing your award, REF, knowledge exchange and impact, and research ethics. – Meet the team

LSE Consulting team

LSE Consulting

Our Consulting team supports you in bringing your research expertise into the wider world, broaden your partner, client, and expert networks, and gain additional income and expertise beyond academia. – Meet the team


LSE Innovation

Our Innovation (commercialisation) team provides tailored support to take your research to market and turn your innovative ideas into new businesses, products or services that benefit society, on a global scale. – Meet the team

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LSE Generate

LSE Generate, our student and alumni entrepreneurs experts, support and develop your entrepreneurial drive and help you launch your socially responsible business through funding competitions, events, and networking opportunities. – Meet the team

Sitting across the four branches, the Systems and Operations Team ensures there is an effective infrastructure of systems, practices, policies and processes that underpin and optimise the division’s work across LSE. The team also coordinates the provision and maintenance of high quality management information to meet the strategic and operational objectives of both the division and the wider School.  – Meet the team