InnovationRCA is the Royal College of Art’s centre for enterprise and entrepreneurship, helping students and graduates transform compelling ideas into successful businesses.

What we do
  • Provide start-up incubation services, to help exceptional graduate start-ups with  compelling ideas rapidly generate technological, market or commercial proof of concept and transform into profitable and investable businesses   
  • Incubate and manage the commercialisation of intellectual property created by graduates  helping them secure licenses and bring their products to market
  • Deliver  the  Royal College of Art's  professional development service for students and recent alumni, to better prepare them for successful careers
  • Deliver interdisciplinary knowledge exchange projects to catalyse meaningful collaborations between design innovators and scientists and technologists

The Higher Education Funding Council for England’s 2015 report Research to Assess the Nature and Annual Value of Student Start-ups, ranked the RCA as having ‘the highest number of student spin-outs with university ownership in recent years in the UK’. The RCA had 14, compared to four at Oxford University, Imperial College London and University College London and two at Cambridge University. This is quite extraordinary, given that the RCA student body is less than 1800 FT students. 


  • InnovationRCA
    Royal College of Art
    Clore Innovation Centre
    Dyson Building
    London SW11 4AS

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