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Housed in the Clore Innovation Centre, RCA, Battersea, InnovationRCA was set-up in 2004 to support students, alumni and staff to commercialise their ideas and build successful businesses. InnovationRCA services cover Intellectual Property advice and support, as well as incubation and acceleration services that provide expert coaching and business mentoring built on InnovationRCA’s unique design-led, user-centred ethos and methodologies together with access to office and workshop facilities and funding.

InnovationRCA has been assessed by McKinsey & Co as a “world-class spinout incubator and an inspirational organisation acting as a significant driver of entrepreneurial growth, delivering impressive results” (McKinsey Internal Review for the RCA, 2017). In July 2019, InnovationRCA won the ‘Accelerator of the Year 2019’ award given by the UK Business Angels Association, in recognition of the programme’s excellence and InnovationRCA’s outstanding incubation track record.

InnovationRCA operates its own angel investor network, AngelClubRCA, and has partnered with venture capital company, Venrex Investment Management to better connect the start-ups it supports to private funding. Leveraging its established network and unique experience, InnovationRCA also runs programmes aimed at external entrepreneurs, start-ups and organisations looking to promote and support innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide.

Our team

InnovationRCA is led by enterprise experts within the RCA as well as being supported by visiting business and start-up experts.

View our key staff below or visit our business fellows and coaches page for more information.

Find us

Clore Innovation Centre
Dyson Building
London SW11 4AS

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7590 4174


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Get in touch with the InnovationRCA team.

Email us at
[email protected]
Fernanda Dobal