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RCA and Imperial Launch Healthcare Design Research Centre

The Royal College of Art and the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at Imperial College London have teamed up to launch Europe’s first dedicated centre for healthcare design and innovation.

The two prestigious London institutions unveiled the HELIX Centre for Design in Healthcare which seeks to transform healthcare through design and make the UK a global business hub for innovation.

The Centre will open soon at St Mary’s Hospital in London’s Paddington.

Focussing on high impact, low cost design, HELIX will run an extensive programme of training, workshops and seminars in design thinking and entrepreneurship for healthcare staff.

The Centre will explore how design in health services can enhance patient care, meeting the needs of an ageing population and preventing or mitigating against disease.

Equipment includes a hospital trolley that includes a “secure tabletop that makes it as easy as possible for nurses to complete handover notes…rather than forcing them to balance on a mattress with a biro or write against the wall”.

The RCA and Imperial College London have worked together before. A recent collaborative healthcare project – the London ambulance redesign – won the UK Design Museum’s transport Design of the Year in 2012.

The HELIX collaboration will also educate the next generation of design focused leaders through the development of a Master’s in Biodesign, Doctoral research programmes, and work with established international partners to support wider dissemination and commercialisation of products.



New London Website for Chinese Students

A new website has been launched to promote London to Chinese students. The Mandarin website is the first-ever official Chinese-language, London-focused promotional website. Student services include application advice for Chinese candidates, as well as a full profile of every London university, including facts, testimonials and image galleries. London has more international students than any […]

London Collections: Men Shows British Fashion Talent

This week was big for British menswear as the London Collections: Men event was held in the UK capital. With 30 catwalk shows, presentations and events over four days, London Collections: Men (LC:M) also showcased the fashion-related talent pouring from London’s universities. Thirty-four local and international fashion designers, including seven London College of Fashion alumni […]

Student bloggers are dazzled by London Fashion Week

London’s creative types were out in force last week at London Fashion Week. And some of London’s best international student bloggers were lucky enough to get a slice of the action. Blogger Poulomi Bhadra checked out the London College of Fashion’s Graduate Exhibition 2013. “When you think of London, you think of fashion. There are […]

Join Emin, Hepworth, Moore and Hockney at the Royal College of Art

This year The Royal College of Art (RCA) marks its 175th anniversary. To celebrate, the world-famous institution is holding an exhibition showcasing the amazing output, creativity and influence of its students from the eighteenth century to today, called The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art. The free show features […]

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