About A2i

Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Greentech Access to Innovation (A2i) is a free programme created to help business start-ups and SMEs to develop innovative ideas into new low carbon products and services.


A2i is able to combine the academic knowledge housed within London South Bank University (LSBU) with the real-world experience of our industry partners, the result is a comprehensive level of knowledge and experience ready to be passed on to participants via our spectrum of workshops and consultancy.


All participants will have an initial diagnostic meeting with the A2i team to discuss their business needs and to create a bespoke programme structure; from workshops to facilities, 1-2-1 consultancy to focus groups, we will ensure that every participant maximises their time on the programme. With regular reviews throughout, we will make certain that participants are on track to meet their goals, as well as having the option to amend their journey to meet their changing business needs.


LSBU houses a variety of state-of-the-art facilities at its Southwark campus. Participants of A2i will have free, supervised access to these facilities. Signposting to relevant equipment will be carried out at the initial diagnostic meeting, but a list of some of our equipment can be found below.

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Virtual Engineering Lab

Used to perform detailed design reviews, rehearse in-depth training tasks, validate maintenance procedures or verify assembly and manufacturing processes at 1:1 scale.

Digital Architecture Robotics Lab

This digital manufacturing robotics lab is designed for high-quality research and developing commercial applications for architecture.

Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB)

Our green energy facility boasts a variety of functional renewable energy systems complete with monitoring.

Human Performance Centre

These include facilities for:

  • biomechanics
  • cardiorespiratory physiology – elite human performance
  • gait analysis
  • neuromuscular physiology
  • nutrition and metabolism
  • perception-action

Anechoic Chamber

The Anechoic Chamber is a specialist facility that has been carefully designed and built to achieve almost perfect quiet conditions.

Elephant Studios

  • Film Studio and Soundstage: 102.9m2double-height film studio with a DMX lighting grid, green screen backdrop, soundstage and backstage facilities.
  • Photography Studio: 102.9m2double-height film studio with a photography lighting grid, green room, and specialised photography equipment.
  • Editing Suites: Seven Editing Suites, all air-conditioned and acoustically treated, are ideal for use in film practice: editing video and audio, and recording quick sound files.
  • Grading Suites: Networked with an ultra fast 10Gb/s network and neutral walls and lighting to optimise conditions for the colourist.
  • Screening Cinema: 36-seat cinema features a 4K projector and 5.1 sound playback, and is ideal to preview your production work before it goes out to the public.
  • Sound Studio: The two high-specification floating rooms have been acoustically treated and isolated, and the mixing console is an SSL AWS 924 Delta, with Dynaudio AIR and Genelec monitoring.

Health and wellbeing

Facilities include:

Edric Theatre

90-seat main house auditorium fitted with industry-standard lighting, sound and AV technologies.

National Bakery School

A wide array of software and facilities specific to the food industry.

Academy of Sport

State-of-the-art sports facilities with SMART centre technology.

Pub Lab

A unique environment to study the effects of alcohol on human behaviour.

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