BIG, which stands for Business, Innovation & Growth, South London is a new programme of support which brings together the world-class knowledge, expertise and facilities of twelve universities and colleges for the benefit and economic recovery of South London based businesses and communities.

Introducing BIG in South London

Powered by the South London Partnership, a collaboration of five London boroughs; Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Sutton, it draws on the resources of the twelve education partners in the region University of the Arts London, Croydon College, St George’s University of London, University of Greenwich, Kingston University, London South Bank University, Richmond upon Thames College, University of Roehampton, South Thames Colleges Group, Spurgeon’s College, St Mary’s University Twickenham and Sussex Innovation Centre.

Access world-class expertise & facilities

The twelve further and higher eductaion partners already have an impressive array of services on offer to start-up founders, businesses and not for profits including world-class research expertise, student and researcher business placements, professional short courses and access to specialist facilities.

Innovative ways to help businesses develop & improve

In addition, BIG South London has developed a number of business and innovation support programmes – including the Innovation Voucher Scheme, the Innovation Support Programme and Hot-House Research Innovation Funding – that South London based businesses and third sector organisations can tap into accelerate their growth and development.

A second phase of the programme will see a network of physical hubs and workspaces being developed through which the partnership will deliver further innovation and business support services.

See what each university has to offer.