As the Center for Student Innovation was being constructed, an idea for recognizing innovators and innovation was also taking shape.
RITís Innovation Hall of Fame is intended to acknowledge individuals and innovations that have had a positive impact on global society.
Criteria for inclusion in the hall will focus on: artistic, creative and/or technical work; creation of a working product, system or design; unique developments within a particular field or profession; creation of a product or start-up business based on a unique intellectual property.
RIT alumni, students, faculty, staff or others affiliated with the university are eligible. Nominations can be made online at www.rit.edu/ihfnomination.
The first induction ceremony will take place in April 30, 2010 in connection with the third annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.