InnovationRCA’s Innovation Practice programme offers a wide range of innovation workshops, training events and other activities tailored to your business needs.
Access to the Royal College of Art’s global knowledge network can bring significant creative and commercial benefits to your business.
InnovationRCA is the bridge to this unique resource, enabling private, public and voluntary sector organisations to more effectively initiate and manage innovation in products, services and communications.
InnovationRCA’s input works best when partners have:
The RCA network extends across business sectors from healthcare and telecommunications to transport, FMCG and the built environment. It includes international experts in social, technological, creative and cultural trends, as well as the RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre for people-centred design, and the Materials and Design Exchange (MADE) network for innovation in materials and processes.
In 2007/8 the College extended its network with the launch of Design London, a national centre of excellence in design-led innovation, in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering and the Imperial College Business School at Imperial College London.
Partnership with InnovationRCA can:
Every innovation challenge is different and we don't offer a ready-made formula. We do have a proven track record of innovation in product, furniture and vehicle design, architecture, communications, fashion and textiles and, more recently, design interaction - and considerable experience of helping organisations refocus their efforts.
Our processes include:
Just being in the atmosphere of the Royal College of Art will stimulate and challenge your people, and make them feel special.
Enjoy privileged access to the Senior Common Room, a private members club housing the RCA’s collection of original art work by Hockney, Freud and other graduates and tutors. Meet RCA graduates who create products for just about every household brand.
Our business-facing events are run to a very high professional standard, but with the creative edge, enjoyment and unexpected insights that are daily generated within the world’s only wholly post-graduate university of art and design.
InnovationRCA builds on many years’ experience of enabling business, government and third sector partners to innovate. Examples include:
If you are ready to innovate, contact us for a scoping meeting. If it’s a project we can help with, we will then prepare an initial proposal, costing and timetable for action by InnovationRCA and within your organisation. From then, we aim to work with you in a spirit of partnership and focused exploration.
Contact: John Bound, Head of Innovation Development, InnovationRCA, on +44 (0)207 590 4249 or contact InnovationRCA