London South Bank University has been transforming lives, communities and businesses for over 120 years and is an ideal location for the E&PDE 22 conference. Located near the Elephant and Castle the university is within easy reach of London Bridge, Waterloo, the Southbank Centre and central London. Over 17,000 students study in seven Schools including the School of Engineering, which is home to the Engineering Product and Product Design degree courses.  

LSBU New Campus building


The courses and School and university as a whole have a long history of excellence in industrial collaboration and entrepreneurship and in 2016 for example LSBU was recognised in the Times Higher Education Awards as the Entrepreneurial University of the Year. The courses balance creative problem solving, technical innovation, user experience, inclusion and commercial viability and prepare students for employment and further study.

LSBU Design studios

Design and engineering courses at LSBU have a strong emphasis on design methods, materials, manufacturing processes and basic engineering principles.

LSBU workshops


Students on the various design and engineering courses regularly win national and international awards and recent examples include the 2021 Mayor of London’s Entrepreneur Judges’ Choice Award (StreetCharge), the 2020 Design Innovation in Plastics Award winner (Rolloe), The 2019 Design Museum Great Competition winner (OCCO) and the London winner of the 2019 IMechE Design Challenge (Anima).  

OCCO – The Great Competition Winners 2019


Team Aim 93, 2019. A joint staff – student adventure.

The goal is to design and build the fastest most efficient Human Powered Vehicle on earth.

CEDaCI: A Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry

The data centre industry is currently linear which is unsustainable. CEDaCI is using whole systems thinking to transform all product life stages and increase resource efficiency and supply chain security, reduce waste and pollution and ensure uninterrupted and economic data centre services.

Insects au Gratin, MUDAM Luxembourg taster event. Could eating insects be an alternative to traditional protein consumption?

Insects au Gratin looks for new ways of consuming insects and debates the nutritive and environmental aspects of insects as human food. By combining entomophagy with emerging 3D food printing technologies, Insects au gratin encourages people to consider more sustainable ways of eating.


LSBU has always been visionary and in 1920 it was one of the first higher education institutions in the world to accept female students so in 2020-21 we celebrated the centenary of women being admitted to engineering courses in the UK. 2022 is also a very special year for Engineering Product Design because the first cohort of EPD students graduated in 1982 so we will be celebrating 40 years of innovation and success for this course and 25 years of innovation and success for the Product Design course. 

Woman in LSBU engineering lab c1940s.


There are many fantastic cultural, historical and leisure sites within 30 minutes’ walk of LSBU so there it is worth extending your stay before after the conference. Examples include  

Southbank CentreFashion and Textile MuseumThe Imperial War MuseumThe Old Operating Theatre MuseumThe Globe Theatre, Tate ModernTower Bridge and The Tower of LondonThe George, Jamaica Wine HouseHMS Belfast, Mercato Metropolitano and the Garden Museum