This fund, generously provided by the James Dyson Foundation, aims to provide support for students and recent entrepreneurial graduates of the RCA to turn their innovative designs / inventions into successful commercial projects. It has arisen out of a recognition that it is very hard to progress designs and attract licence deals or investment for very early stage (embryonic projects). Funds will be provided to help:
The criteria for selection for funding are:
This support is intended to help graduates get to a stage at which they should be more successful at attracting other sources of funding or in managing to start selling product and generating returns. This fund was set up to be an 'evergreen' fund. This means that we hope to recycle the money we provide to entrepreneurial students/alumni today back into the fund at a later date in order to help the next generation of designers / inventors.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application form.