News & Events


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Sept 23 & 24, 2015AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing ExpoVisit the Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing in booth #108 at the AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expo on September 23rd and 24th at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY. Learn about the Center’s capabilities and resources to help make NYS manufacturing companies more competitive by implementing innovative design and manufacturing technologies. AmCon Expo is attended by top level engineers, purchasing and production managers to identify the best production process for their products and hear about the latest design and manufacturing technologies. Conference hours: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 24, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Aug 11 & 13, 2015Energy Efficiency Programs Webinar: Optimizing your HVAC and ChillersNYSEG and RG&E are offering a 60-minute webinar and discussion with Brian Meneghan from Carrier Corporation. Brian will look at the chiller plant as an opportunity to show energy strategies for a complex building environment and how those strategies can support business models. He will address the myths about modeling efforts to payback and incentives on energy investment measures, and turning a chiller plant from reactive to practice. Offered on two dates - August 11 and August 13, 2015.
July 15, 2015Digital Manufacturing Conference at RITThe Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) will host an event to introduce manufacturers to DMDII, share new innovations in Digital Manufacturing and provide a networking opportunity with researchers, digital technology suppliers and manufacturers across the supply chain. The event will be at Louise Slaughter Hall at the Rochester Institute of Technology on July 15, 2015. This event is free.
May 5, 2015Access to Capital Opportunities for NYS BusinessesNYS companies, entrepreneurs and students - Mark your calendar and come to learn about capital access opportunities in New York State. This program features a panel of investment managers of the NYS Common Retirement Fund. Will be held at Louise Slaughter Hall on the RIT campus. This event is free. May 5, 2015, 8 to 10 AM.
May 2, 2015Imagine RIT - Innovation and Creativity FestivalA campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff. Visitors experience the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus. Inflatables, games and multiple performance stages with live music and entertainment are also a hit with visitors of all ages. Held annually each spring, Imagine RIT is the kickoff to Rochester’s rich festival season. RIT campus, Rochester, NY, May 2, 2015, from 10 AM to 5 PM, rain or shine. Free and open to the public!
Apr 17, 2015Sustainable Benefits of 3D PrintingMark Krystofik Ph.D., Senior Program Manager at the Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing, will present an overview of the innovative ways companies are using 3D printing to promote sustainable manufacturing. While in the NYC area, Dr. Krystofik will be meeting with companies to discuss their manufacturing challenges. If you would like to set up a time to talk with Dr. Krystofik, simply send an email to
Dec 10, 2014Technology Forum: 3D Printing Applications for ManufacturingSee first-hand the latest technology in 3D printing, talk to the experts, and learn when and how to apply additive manufacturing to your industry. Guest speakers include Sean Whittaker, President & CEO of Incodema 3D; Andy Lucibello, Area Sales Manager of EOS of North America; and Dr. Mark Krystofik, Senior Program Manager for the Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing. This is a free event with registration, seating is limited.


Date Headline Summary
Jul 17, 2015DMDII Releases Five New Solicitations for R&D Projects in Digital Manufacturing and Design InnovationThe Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, announced its latest call for technology proposals. This new call for proposals consists of over $20 million in funding across five applied research and development project topics. DMDII will use these funds to invest in digital design and manufacturing technologies that can improve American factories, reduce manufacturing costs and create new opportunities for American manufacturing businesses. The five topics, ranging from improving cyber security for manufacturers to reducing the variability of manufactured items, will focus on different aspects of digital manufacturing and design innovation.
Jul 15, 2015Digital manufacturing conference at RIT draws big playersThe Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing at RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute held a conference that welcomed several companies from around the country.
Jul 10, 2015A Second Life For Scraps: Making Biogas From Food WasteThomas Trabold, GIS professor and director, Center for Sustainable Mobility, and strong proponent of food waste conversion via anaerobic digestion, is quoted in this article.
Jun 4, 2015RIT collaborates with Staples on sustainability videoRIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability works with Staples on sustainability video. “Small Choices, Big Impact” created in the studios at RIT Production Services, illustrates the importance of sustainable purchasing decisions.
May 6, 2015RIT receives $495,608 federal grantThe Golisano Institute for Sustainability received the National Institute of Standards and Technology grant to help accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing.
May 1, 2015'Factory Of The Future' Opens On Chicago's South SideMichael Thurston, Director, Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, is quoted on sustainable manufacturing.
Apr 17, 2015RIT named among nation's leading 'green colleges'RIT, for the fifth consecutive year, has been named one of North America's greenest universities by The Princeton Review.
Apr 17, 2015Top 10 Project Profile: The Golisano Institute for SustainabilityThe Golisano Institute for Sustainability building, which is certified Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council, is among the top LEED buildings in the United States.
Apr 8, 2015Cuomo announces $160M for clean-energy projectsGov. Andrew Cuomo announces $160 million in new funding is available for clean-energy projects across New York State. Funding will support private investment in renewable energy sources such as wind farms, fuel cells and hydro power projects that provide power to the electric grid.
Apr 8, 2015Five Job Areas to Consider in Advanced ManufacturingDr. Nabil Nasr, Director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, is quoted in this article on opportunities in advanced manufacturing.