Innovation Pipeline

Innovation Pipeline

Welcome to “Innovation Pipeline,” an online newsletter updated regularly, highlighting innovation and entrepreneurial activity by RIT students, faculty and staff–as well as companies of RIT’s Venture Creations. If you have a story idea for “Innovation Pipeline,” please submit it to Greg Livadas at

thumbnail imageFive graduate from Venture Creations

Five companies in Rochester Institute of Technology’s Venture Creations business incubator were graduated in a joint celebration that included a talk from Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. Venture Creations Director Bill Jones said each company met the criteria for graduation. “They have a good management team, they have acquired funding to last for at least six months and they have a product available for sale,” he said. Read more at (Photo by Michael Owens)

IdeaLab sparks innovative solutions

RIT’s IdeaLab program brings together multidisciplinary student teams with organizations that are looking to solve a problem. The students work with the organization to find a solution that may ultimately lead to a prototype or new business. Faced with a blood transportation issue, Rochester Regional Health System brought its problem to IdeaLab and a group of students developed a solution. Watch a video on the IdeaLab.

thumbnail imageNew interactive learning classroom dedicated

RIT dedicated a new interactive learning classroom and demonstrated how the technology has positively influenced student learning, improved retention rates and increased interaction among students and faculty. RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology dedicated TRILE—the Technology Rich Interactive Learning Environment classroom—Oct. 17 in a ceremony and demonstration. Read more at (Photo by Elizabeth Lamark/RIT Production Services)

Prosthetists Meet 3D Printers conference

RIT Research Scientist Jon Scull and seven RIT students traveled to Baltimore to participate in the Prosthetists Meet 3D Printers conference at John Hopkins Hospital. There, they showed how children with missing hands and arms can receive a 3D-printed prosthesis at a fraction of the cost of a traditional prosthetic device through e-NABLE, founded by Schull. About 25 children benefitted from a new 3D hand as a result of that weekend's networking. Read more at

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