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Dr Nadia Danhash


  • Nadia is a manager and business developer who has spent ten years at the RCA developing enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and supporting graduate entrepreneurs.  Prior to that she held a number of roles in the biotech sector with senior positions in business development, strategic marketing and general management at GE Healthcare Life Sciences with worldwide responsibility for its industrial molecular biology business which manufactured in plants in Europe and the USA. 

  • Biography

  • Working for the world's leading nucleic acid chemistry players, she oversaw the development and introduction of new ground-breaking drug development and manufacture compounds and equipment and new labelling molecules for the diagnostics industry. She led successful product launches, instigated and led process control implementation and change management, supply chain optimisation, and also delivered due diligence and valuations on technology and corporate acquisitions.  Nadia’s experience also includes relationship management and licensing. She gained valuable experience of working in Asia- establishing and then managing important distributor relationships and was based for two years in the USA where she directed an industrial product centre.

    At the RCA, Nadia leads the Royal College of Art's enterprise and entrepreneurship centre, InnovationRCA and in this role, she is responsible overall for the development and commercialisation of Royal College of Art Intellectual Property as well as the InnovationRCA incubator which incubates design-led start-ups founded by graduates of the RCA.  She founded the RCA’s angel investor network, AngelClubRCA in 2015 and directs the operation of this venture which connects investors to the most promising start-ups emerging from InnovationRCA.

    A PhD life scientist, with a Master's degree in Business Administration, Nadia's 11 years' international business experience, gained at international corporates and at a start-up, have given her a breadth of rich experience that serves as a valuable resource both when mentoring early stage graduate start-ups at the RCA, but also in directing all of InnovationRCA's programmes.

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