Design London brings together the disciplines of design, engineering, technology and business to address the challenges of future innovation.
This new international centre for design-led innovation draws on the Royal College of Art’s creative flair and the engineering, technology and business strengths of Imperial College London.
Within this ’innovation triangle’, teaching will promote knowledge interchange between MA, MEng and MBA students from the RCA and Imperial. Research will explore how design can be more effectively integrated with business and technology to create world-beating products and services.
Entrepreneurial graduates from RCA and Imperial will be given the opportunity to develop new ideas in the NESTA-supported ’Incubator’, a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment for business development, which will support unique or unexpected collaborations between different disciplines, organisations and places.
Business partners of RCA and Imperial will be able to build innovation capacity via simulation exercises, digital tools and facilitation in the ’Simulator’.
The initiative is being developed as part of the core strategic aims of both institutions and in response to the recommendations for Higher Education described in the Cox Review of Creativity in Business (November 2005).