Improving disaster response

A collaboration between RIT and University at Buffalo will foster research to improve disaster mitigation planning, real-time response and recovery efforts, and to create potential business opportunities for industry. The incubator, funded with $600,000 from the National Science Foundation, will focus on technology, policy and business-development and bring together university researchers, private sector service and product providers, and emergency response decision makers. Information products developed by RIT and UB researchers will be tailored to meet the needs of emergency responders.