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InnovationRCA Launchpad 2020

20–24 July 2020

InnovationRCA Launchpad summer school helps you to assess the commercial feasibility of your early stage start-up idea.

By the end of Launchpad, participants will have developed a stronger understanding of the market and challenges ahead and will have a new set of valuable industry contacts to help progress their idea.

Launchpad was set up to help graduating students of the RCA develop the skills and know-how they need to turn great ideas into commercial successes.

The programme is designed to allow you to assess the commercial feasibility of your project and develop a better understanding of the market and opportunity for your proposition. You will gain a stronger understanding of the market and product development challenges ahead and a set of valuable contacts to help progress your proposition.

On the final day of Launchpad 2020 attendees will have the opportunity to present their idea to the group and the InnovationRCA team. Attendees who have made progress and presented a commercially feasible idea will then be invited to Pitch Week and to present to InnovationRCA's Final Investment Selection Panel.

Launchpad's programme consists of seminars, masterclasses and one-to-one sessions with business coaches. Attendees will have dedicated hot-desks and access to InnovationRCA during the duration of Launchpad. Masterclass topics include: 

  • understanding the market
  • the business model canvas
  • presentation skills
  • writing skills and more 

You will also receive mentoring from business experts.

Key Dates

Launchpad Summer School:  Monday 20th – Friday 24th July 2020

Pitch Week: Monday 27th July to Wednesday 29th July 2020

InnovationRCA Final Investment Selection Panel: Wednesday 29th July 2020

"Launchpad summer school really helped us. It partnered us with a fantastic mentor and gave us a structure to follow so we could really understand how, and more importantly IF, we should move forward with doppel." Jack Hooper

Director, Team Turquoise