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An infographic of InnovationRCA key outcomes and impacts (July 2022)

Housed in the Clore Innovation Centre, RCA, Battersea, InnovationRCA was set-up to support students, alumni and staff to commercialise their ideas and build successful businesses. InnovationRCA services cover Intellectual Property advice and support, as well as incubation and acceleration services that provide expert coaching and business mentoring built on InnovationRCA’s unique design-led, user-centred ethos and methodologies together with access to office and workshop facilities and funding.

InnovationRCA is working with Infinity Asset Management LLP (a Limited Liability Partnership incorporated in England and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number 464315)) and IRCA Enterprise Ltd (an Appointed Representative of Infinity Asset Management LLP and a subsidiary of the Royal College of Art) who are raising the Design and impact S/EIS Fund 1.  The new Design and Impact S/EIS Fund 1 is a new tax efficient investment fund that will invest in early-stage companies founded by students and staff of the Royal College of Art.

InnovationRCA also operates its own angel investor network, AngelClubRCA. Leveraging its established network and unique experience, InnovationRCA also runs programmes aimed at external entrepreneurs, start-ups and organisations looking to promote and support innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide.

Key outcomes and impacts

InnovationRCA has an outstanding track record of turning RCA ideas into successful, high-impact businesses.

InnovationRCA has been assessed by McKinsey & Co as a “world-class spinout incubator and an inspirational organisation acting as a significant driver of entrepreneurial growth, delivering impressive results” (McKinsey Internal Review for the RCA, 2017). In July 2019, InnovationRCA won the ‘Accelerator of the Year 2019’ award given by the UK Business Angels Association, in recognition of the programme’s excellence and InnovationRCA’s outstanding incubation track record.

Find out more about our key impacts

Our team

InnovationRCA is led by enterprise experts within the RCA as well as being supported by visiting business and start-up experts.

View our key staff below or visit our business fellows and coaches page for more information.

InnovationRCA Team and start-up companies


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