Innovation Pipeline

Innovation Pipeline
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Start Right Up in Rochester

Rochester, home to Rochester Institute of Technology, is the place to be when it comes to technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and business development.

By Jodi Ackerman Frank

Ed McCarthy was a Marine Corps officer when he received an unusual request from researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The researchers were testing a device they built to predict when mechanical breakdowns would occur in vehicles. Did the Marines have a combat truck they could borrow?

“That’s when I started interacting with RIT and began thinking, ‘Wow, this is a really interesting project,’” McCarthy said.

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