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This live online masterclass is led by Dr Nick de Leon in collaboration with London & Partners. It will help you understand the principles and application of open innovation, enabling your organisation to collaborate with others.

Key details: 


Early bird: £750 until 24 January 2022

Full fee: £800 from 25 January 2022


Live Online

Two x 3.5 hr sessions:

 Session 1: 21 February 2022
 Session 2: 22 February 2022
 9:30am – 1pm GMT per session (plus optional coffee morning networking 9–9.30am)


In this masterclass, you will learn how collaboration with external organisations and networks can help you to identify and accelerate the development of new products and services. This might include working with startup companies, universities, existing suppliers or crowdsourcing.

Open innovation contrasts with internally focused approaches to research and development. It encourages you to be more open to ideas from outside your organisation. During the masterclass you will be introduced to the tools and techniques of open innovation so that you can begin collaborating with external partners.

As companies and organisations have struggled to adapt to the fallout of the Covid-19 crisis, many have turned to open innovation. This has allowed them to share risk and remain competitive. By looking beyond their internal boundaries and capabilities they have co-developed new products, services and processes with users, communities and customers.

The RCA and London & Partners will introduce you to the theory of open innovation illustrated by real world case studies, practical exercises and access to special guests from London who will share their experience of using open innovation to transform their own organisations.


The benefits to you and your organisation include:

  • An introduction to the principles of open innovation, the opportunities and challenges.
  • A clear assessment of the success factors for open innovation, informed by the latest global thinking on innovation.
  • Refreshed strategic approach to your role, developed with input from global innovation experts and peers.
  • The tools to track innovation activity and progress across your workplace.
  • An understanding of how inclusion and diversity apply to open innovation and how you can bring new diverse ideas into your organisation.

Course Team Names: 

Dr Nick de Leon

Lauren Quigley

Tanveer Aziz

Katy Ho

Andrew Humphries


Disclaimer: The information given is accurate at the time of publication, however, the RCA reserves the right to amend the described courses as circumstances dictate.

Contact short-courses@rca.ac.uk for more information.