IdeaLab Program Information and Registration

Spring applications are now closed! Check back in the Fall!


IdeaLab is a program designed to link unique problems and challenges with creative and technical problem solvers at RIT. Institutions such as Al Sigl Community of Agencies and Rochester Regional Health identify the problems and provide expertise to the program.


To create concept solutions to problems in access and medical technology and to help further the design development of those solutions using RIT interdisciplinary student talent and technical capabilities.


To facilitate opportunities where student teams and faculty coaches representing different colleges and disciplines at RIT work together to create solutions to a pre-determined set of problems obtained from sponsoring organizations. IdeaLab concludes with a student team presentation of their innovative approaches to solving the problem assigned to them to the sponsoring organization. Work on successful solutions may be expanded into student projects at RIT that include developing product and service prototypes, and potentially new businesses.