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Partnership Stories

American Packaging Corporation

American Packaging Corporation »

American Packaging Corporation

Rochester-based American Packaging Corp. has partnered with RIT in the company’s efforts to build a brand as a leader in packaging innovation and sustainability. For more than a decade, the company has turned to RIT for workforce and executive training, a pipeline of new and highly skilled employees, research support, and industry visibility.

AutoDesk

AutoDesk »

AutoDesk

Corporate partners like AutoDesk know the benefits of a close relationship with RIT design faculty and students. AutoDesk and RIT have formed a multidisciplinary collaboration in design for effective access technology that also opens professional doors for students starting on their career paths and gives AutoDesk a jump on hiring their future workforce.

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Cisco

Cisco »

Cisco

Cisco and RIT have partnered on technological research and innovation for more than two decades, working directly with RIT faculty members in engineering and computing fields. The company currently employs 250 RIT alumni, and hires more than 30 student co-op employees each year from technical, business, and creative degree programs.

ClearCove

ClearCove »

ClearCove

ClearCove Systems was a 2014 “graduate” of RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator. Today, they are a leading wastewater-energy and resource recovery company forging valuable partnerships with industry to ensure sustainable practices.

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Helios Interactive

Helios Interactive »

Helios Interactive

In an economy where creativity is the most important currency, access to the best employees is critical to success. Helios Interactive, a successful San Francisco interactive design studio, participates in RIT’s “Creative Industry Day” to meet up and coming creative and technologically-skilled talent.

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Newtex

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Newtex

Newtex founder and RIT alumnus, Bal Dixit, knows the value that RIT can bring as an R&D source. Newtex manufactures a wide range of heat and fire resistant materials, products, and high temperature coatings that support a range of thermal insulation and fire protection applications in industrial sectors where workers encounter fire, welding sparks, and high temperatures up to 3000°F / 1650°C. Dixit and his company can connect directly with RIT faculty members who’s research focuses on high-temperature materials development and evaluation. Access to this highly-specialized bank of knowledge supports the company’s product development and R&D efforts.