“We have all witnessed how every form of interaction with colleagues, customers and business associates has changed. We quickly learned that innovation is absolutely essential to whether businesses survive or thrive in the new normal. The launch of the London & Partners’ Open Innovation Fellowship leverages the extraordinary innovation ecosystem here in London.”School of Design, Executive Education and Knowledge Exchange Lead
The Open Innovation Fellowship
The Open Innovation Fellowship provides senior innovation leaders in London’s larger businesses with tailored support to develop their strategic approach to open innovation, build their peer network and deepen their understanding of London’s ecosystem. Fellows demonstrate a commitment to collaboration and inclusion, both within their organisations and in the wider community.
The Fellowship welcomes a cohort of up to 20 Fellows twice a year for a four month programme of executive education, inspiring immersion sessions, focused networking and peer-to-peer support.
Companies who joined the inaugural Fellowship cohort include Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Transport for London, Schneider Electric, Capgemini, Arup, Girls’ Day School Trust, Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime, UST Global and Fortnum & Mason.
Visit the London & Partners website for more information on the Open Innovation Fellowship.
“We’re proud to support the Open Innovation Fellowship, which will help cement London’s status as a world-leader in international innovation – not to mention tackling some of the major social, economic and environmental challenges we face. This new fellowship will help develop innovation leaders who are committed to collaboration, sustainable growth and inclusion.”Deputy Mayor for Business
Fellows will get access to the RCA’s expertise in the academic theory of open innovation alongside London & Partners’ deep understanding of London’s business ecosystem. As the world’s number one university for art and design, the RCA brings a unique design-led perspective, highlighting the importance of combining creative thinking, science and technology to tackle today’s global challenges.
“Open innovation is the fuel for smaller businesses to grow and creates competitive advantage for larger businesses. London is a natural leader in open innovation - it has a booming tech scene, diversity of talent and ideas, and a culture of openness. We've launched the Open Innovation Fellowship to build on those strengths. I want London to be a city where the best ideas can scale, regardless of where they come from.”CEO of London & Partners
Dr Nick de Leon
Executive Education and Knowledge Exchange Lead
Nick is Executive Education and Knowledge Exchange Lead in the School of Design, where he leads the development of the School's research and knowledge exchange relations.
Head of Executive Education
Peter is Head of Executive Education, and is responsible for developing a distinctive portfolio of executive education and summer programmes based on RCA research and practice. Peter works closely with colleagues in the Research & Knowledge Exchange Office, the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and all four Schools.