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Innovation Sessions - electric bicycles and urban agriculture

Thu, 12/11/2008 - 16:09 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Next session: Tuesday 16 December from 4 to 6pm in the Idea Factory

Students -- where were you? We know it's only week 2 but you gots to be working on something cool even if it's from last quarter, no? Come on out and share. Because the faculty out-shined you last night, kids. (Don't let it happen again).

As you know, we announced a theme for next years Collaborative Innovation Program: Urban Innovation. So Professor Ann Howard came over and shared her work on the urban agriculture project, GRUB - Greater Rochester Urban Bounty. Do you know about this program? It's amazing.

http://www.grubrochester.org/cms/

And Professor Clark Hochgraf came and told us about his electric bicycle program. Not only will students build bikes -- and then show us how to build them in a workshop -- but they will plan the infrastructure needed to get a bike-sharing program up and running. Now that's innovation!

http://www.rit.edu/cast/ectet/faculty.php

There are a few ways you can participate. Sign up for one of our workshops--you can lead or follow. Or come to one of our "GET UN-STUCK" sessions in which you call on our talented and loving crowd for ideas on how to move your project forward. We've got a bunch of "get un-stuck" tricks up our sleeve. And if we don't got the skills you need, we will definitely point you in the right direction.

Lead a workshop, take a workshop, get unstuck.

WORKSHOPS COMING UP:
How to design a killer poster
How to make money off your idea
How to take great pictures
How to get unstuck with design-thinking
How to start a green business (http://www.coler.com/)

We are looking for projects!

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