This private event at the RCA provides an opportunity for a selection of the best very early-stage design-led Start-Ups to receive investment readiness training before pitching to investors. Pilot events in 2010/2011 saw students with compelling innovative design-led business ideas receive training to pitch to an invited audience of investors.
Freshplus - over 25.3 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year. RCA graduate Oliver Poyntz has developed Freshplus, a completely natural, living microbiological insert that is placed inside existing packaging, keeping foods fresher for longer. Tests have shown that packaging with a Freshplus insert is able to keep fruit and vegetables fresher for at least two days longer then standard packaging.
Made in Mind - these compact 3-pin plugs by RCA graduate and innovator, Min-Kyu Choi launched in 2012. The Folding Plug was a gold medal winner in the International Design Excellence Awards in 2009. It also won the Brit Design of the Year Award in 2010, which resulted in substantial media coverage.
The date for the 2012 new Design Ventures evening will be announced shortly.
For further information on any of the projects contact InnovationRCA