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Idea Lab - Effective Access Technology

Thursday, February 28, 2013 to Saturday, March 2, 2013

Location: 87-1600

The IdeaLab will provide a transformational innovative experience to undergraduate and graduate students at RIT. 

We ask students to create innovative solutions and capitalize on opportunities to address far-reaching societal challenges.

The IdeaLab@RIT Workshop is a highly interactive three-day seminar where students are presented with multiple challenges facing industry.  The issues will involve a wide range of functions, including design, IT, engineering, and business.

Participants will have the opportunity to select the one to pursue, form a team around solving the issue and develop advanced designs and solutions under the mentorship of experienced facilitators and business development experts.  The IdeaLab@RIT will allow students to explore real life challenges, develop ideas in a highly creative environment, learn to evaluate them and quickly iterate to come up with the best solution.

By the end of the workshop, students will have developed the confidence and skills to generate ideas, as well as understand and be able to pursue market validation, product design and business development. These skills will help students develop competencies for working as a market-oriented innovator in industry or on their own. There may also be opportunities for students interested in moving the most promising ideas forward and get course or co-op credit.

For more information or to register, contact Rupa Thind at rjpscb@rit.edu