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Entry Requirements & Duration

The Student Incubator program seeks to encourage the advancement of student initiatives toward revenue generation. As such, only student projects with an overarching “customer focus” will be considered. At a minimum, student initiatives require the following:

  • Approved Student Proposal: Proposals should clearly articulate the maturity of the project from both a product development and a business development perspective. Any information related to “voice of the customer”, “business case development”, or “product proof of concept” should be clearly articulated.
  • Approved Deliverable Time Lines and Objectives: Each student team must provide a preliminary timeline deliverables associated with their project. These timelines should include both customer interaction and customer-oriented new product/service development.
  • Balanced Student Teams: Each student group must incorporate both the business, technical, and/or creative expertise required for the specific project.
  • Appropriate Faculty and/or Industry/Inventor Sponsorship: The Program will work with students to locate and assign a business mentor. Students interested in entering the program are encouraged to contact their appropriate academic units (if appropriate) to determine appropriate business mentors.

For more information or to apply to the RIT Student Incubator Program please contact Richard DeMartino (richard.demartino@rit.edu) or Rich Notargiacomo (richn@saunders.rit.edu).



An application form can be submited here.