RCA + Imperial to form Strategic Partnership


From the News Release:

The Royal College of Art (RCA) and Imperial College London announce today a major strategic partnership with the creation of a world-class £5.8 million multidisciplinary centre called Design-London at RCA-Imperial.

Its purpose will be to bring together the disciplines of design, engineering, technology and business to address the challenges of future innovation. This 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), carried out by Sir George Cox, Chairman of the Design Council, and commissioned by Chancellor Gordon Brown.

Design-London at RCA-Imperial will create an ‘innovation triangle’ between design (represented by the Royal College of Art), engineering and technology (represented by Imperial College Faculty of Engineering) and the business of innovation (represented by Imperial’s Tanaka Business School).

Ah yes! The magical synergy between design, engineers and business (it’s about time we discard these compartmentalizing labels, isn’t it?) – it’d be interesting to see the results from this!

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