Knowledge Quarter (KQ)

Knowledge Quarter (KQ) Knowledge Quarter (KQ) has grown to be a network of over 80 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations situated within a one-mile radius of King’s Cross, all committed to the creation and dissemination of knowledge. 

It includes the British Library, the Aga Khan University, the Guardian and Google’s new HQ in King’s Cross and as of June 2017, LSBM!

LSBM is located in one of the greatest knowledge clusters anywhere in the world in the heart of Bloomsbury and engaging with a community of like-minded, cutting edge innovators can only be beneficial to advancing the endeavours of our students, staff and academic partners. 

Knowledge Quarter's strategic aims are clustered around four main areas:

  • Advocacy and communications
  • Knowledge Exchange
  • Community Engagement
  • Public realm, environment and sustainability

We look forward to working with Knowledge Quarter and our fellow partners, to encourage a greater dialogue with other organisations who are also seeking to advance the wider creation and dissemination of knowledge.


The 17 Benefits of Knowledge Quarter Membership

Networking and knowledge exchange

1/ Partners will be able to attend a range of networking meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences delivered by the Knowledge Quarter.

2/ Partners will also receive exclusive invitations to events and activities organised by fellow Knowledge Quarter partners.

3/ Partners will be able to access the KQ Knowledge Bank a new tool which will begin to connect the 60000 members of staff that make up our partnership to provide opportunities for even more knowledge to be shared.

4/ Partners will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Knowledge Quarter on specific events and activities relevant to the wider network.

5/ These events bring together the Knowledge Quarter network of cross-sector organisations to develop relationships, exchange ideas and provide an opportunity for collaboration.

Community engagement

6/ Knowledge Quarter partners will have access to community leaders, Councillors and local schools to develop engagement projects.

7/ Partners will be able to jointly identify ways and develop plans to align Knowledge Quarter programming to the needs and requirements of the local community.

8/ Partners will be able to inspire young people from the local community through a series of KQ activities, such as the KQ Apprenticeship scheme and Futures Forum.

9/ Partners will be able to link our other community and cultural and community engagement programs delivered by our network of partners to ensure best practice.

Advocacy and communications

10/ Knowledge Quarter partners will have important opportunities to get their voices heard on the issues that matter to them most.

11/ Knowledge Quarter partners will be invited to contribute their views throughout the year with a series of consultations, online surveys and responses to Government policy.

12/ Partners will be able to have their voices heard as part of the Knowledge Quarter in front of key policy makers and influencers.

13/ Partners will have access to relevant toolkits, templates, pitch packs, and strategies for your programming, administrative, and operational needs.

14/ Partners will receive weekly and monthly updates and newsletters from the Knowledge Quarter and have the opportunity to promote your own news and events through our online and social media channels.

Public realm, environment and sustainability

15/ Partners will be supported by the KQ in their external consultations, in developing responses and representing your view on areas that will impact the local environment and sustainability through public realm and larger infrastructure initiatives.

16/ Partners will have access to the Knowledge Quarter public realm audit (in development) for use as a tool when proposing and evaluating proposals that have an impact on the public realm.

17/ Partners will be invited to have a seat at the table with key influencers to discuss issues that affect our public realm.


Jodie Eastwood, Chief Executive, Knowledge Quarter (KQ) visited LSBM in July 2017. Click here to leam more.

If you have any questions about our partnership with Knowledge Quarter, then you can contact Arif Zaman, LSBM's Deputy Director of the Centre for Research and Enterprise (CRE), at 

You can learn more about Knowledge Quarter on their website here.

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