The RCA's world-leading research and education helps businesses, entrepreneurs and communities achieve their innovation potential through a wide range of activities, which span collaboration with industry, academic and student enterprise, and creative and executive training opportunities. RCA students benefit from this creative exchange, gaining valuable insights, building connections and testing ideas in real world scenarios.Student connections with industry
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Business at the RCA
InnovationRCA is the Royal College of Art’s centre for entrepreneurship and commercialisation, providing incubation, IP and business support.
Collaboration with industry
Our academic experts collaborate closely with industry partners, helping them bring design, creativity and critical thinking to their day-to-day businesses and developing their innovation capabilities.
Terra Carta Design Lab
The Royal College of Art is collaborating with HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative to deliver the Terra Carta Design Lab, inviting students and recent alumni to develop credible and sustainable solutions to the climate crisis.
Our research commericialisation activities provide a platform for transforming research and innovation into real-world opportunities.
Royal College of Art Executive Education masterclasses and workshops provide senior-level professionals with critical business skills, covering topics such as design thinking, creative leadership and service design.
Custom Executive Education
We deliver senior-level custom executive education programmes for business, government, the public sector and universities globally.
Our Studio Projects enable companies to explore innovation horizons and blue sky thinking through research led projects, which are undertaken by the RCA’s Master’s and research students.
The College's research centres apply expertise from science, engineering and technology disciplines to world-leading research in art and design. Our research centres address some of the major challenges facing society today: material science, a healthy ageing society, clean growth, and the future of mobility. We work with partners from around the world to establish new collaborative research partnerships with human-centred, design-led approaches at their heart.