Guidance & Funding

Turning your research into a marketable product can be a time-consuming process and full of challenges. At LSE Innovation, we have a team of dedicated people to guide you through this process, offer funding where needed, or support you in opportunities outside of LSE.

Proof of concept funding

An important step of the commercialisation process is providing evidence, typically deriving from an experiment or pilot project, to demonstrate that your business idea is feasible. This is called a 'proof of concept'

LSE’s Seedcorn translational funding scheme is available to academics and research staff to support commercialisation initiatives and demonstrate proof of concept.

Structured guidance and training

We provide structured guidance and training through your assigned LSE Innovation colleague. We will guide you through the commercialisation process and introduce you to all available opportunities.

Aspect network

The LSE is one of seven UK universities leading the Aspect initiative, a social sciences platform for entrepreneurship, commercialisation and transformation that encourages collaboration between academics and businesses and helps to apply social sciences to private and social enterprise. The Aspect network can help you connect with like-minded partners at LSE and other leading UK universities to unlock wider social impact opportunities.

More information about the network as well as contact details can be found on the Aspect website: