InnovationRCA provides business coaching and start-up incubation services to students and graduates to help them protect and commercialise pioneering design-led ideas through company formation or licensing
We invest in and incubate compelling graduate start-up companies with design-led technologies and provide business support and mentoring to help them get to market and transform into investable businesses. Read more about our start-up offer.
We accelerate the growth of creative brand businesses founded by Royal College of Art Alumni through our our Creative Brand Accelerator. These creative brands receive business mentoring, and commercial training and advice. Read more about our accelerator offer.
Graduating students with commercial inventions can also win patent support to protect their ideas and avoid disclosure at their graduation show. They are provided with patent funding, guidance and commercialisation support. Read more about our patent support offer.
The InnovationRCA start-up incubator serves as a hub of entrepreneurship and enterprise with an active community of very early and early stage start-ups, entrepreneurial fellows and business experts. InnovationRCA has a lively calendar of events designed to champion its incubated start up community and facilitate useful knowledge exchange and introductions.
We have supported a diverse range of early stage start-ups, all of which have had design-led tech at the core of their offer. View a summary of the innovative start-ups and creative brands which are currently in our incubator or which have gone on to launch products, raise follow-on investment and exist independently.
Important Dates for 2019/20
Start Up Offer
Patent Support Offer
Creative Brand Accelerator