Royal College of Art
Nadia is an experienced innovation manager with strong operational and commercial experience gained in the UK and internationally across various sectors. She has for the last ten years been responsible for developing and delivering entrepreneurship, intellectual property training and commercialisation programmes at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in accordance with its mission to strengthen its culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism.
Since 2010 she has led InnovationRCA, the centre for enterprise, entrepreneurship and professional development and in this role created a strong graduate start-up incubation programme which has generated a stream of successful UK-based businesses that have created many UK jobs and exports. She has overseen the establishment of a strong extracurricular professional development programme that engages successfully with students and recent graduates helping them prepare to find their ‘perfect’ jobs as well as providing intellectual property training to hundreds of students and helping them secure 18 licences.
More recently Nadia stablished an RCA investor company, AngelClubRCA, which connects RCA graduate entrepreneurs with early stage seed funding. Nadia is a passionate believer in the importance of providing art and design students with a range of transferable skills and confidence to better enable them to succeed in their chosen careers. She is a PhD Biochemist and also has a Masters in Business Administration.