Reorganization builds on innovation momentum
Student-based innovation and entrepreneurship at RIT has made important progress throughout the past several years, earning national recognition. Most recently, Best CollegesOnline.com ranked RIT’s student incubator No. 1 in the country, besting Harvard, Syracuse and Boston University. To continue this momentum, the university is reorganizing its resources and merging into one entity to better brand and expand its programs. The Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Center for Student Innovation have merged to become a single organization, the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The organization’s mission remains the same: provide students with multidisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurial training and assistance. Richard DeMartino, the Simone Center endowed chair, will head the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship, along with support from the faculty-led Innovation Council. And the Center for Student Innovation building has been renamed Student Innovation Hall, which will continue to serve as a hub for innovation activities throughout the university.
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