InnovationRCA receives grant funding and generous financial support to deliver its enterprise, entrepreneurship and professional development programmes from the following supporters and funders listed here.


HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) provides Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) to support and develop its knowledge exchange, enterprise, entrepreneurship and other knowledge-based activities.

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James Dyson Foundation

Funding from the James Dyson Foundation enables InnovationRCA to assist students in patenting and commercialising their cutting edge designs and enables graduate start-ups in the incubator to develop proof of concept and advance their businesses. It supports an annual James Dyson Fellowship at InnovationRCA.

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PwC and InnovationRCA jointly deliver Springboard, a professional development mentoring programme which connects enterprising graduates of the RCA with PWC Leaders of Tomorrow.

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Wates Family Enterprise Trust
Funding from Wates Giving (Wates Family Enterprise Trust) supports the annual social enterprise fellowships at InnovationRCA enabling graduates who are developing designs for social good to receive a bursary and business mentoring as they develop their early stage ideas.

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