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RIT Business Model Competition Winner

RIT Business Model Competition Winner »

Mar 25, 2019

Our very own Phase Innovations was featured in the Simone Center's newsletter. Read More »

High-tech toilet seat monitors your heart as you sit on the can

High-tech toilet seat monitors your heart as you sit on the can »

Mar 20, 2019

Engineers at Rochester Institute of Technology have designed a high-tech toilet seat that effortlessly flushes out data on the state of your cardiovascular system. The tricked-out porcelain throne measures your blood pressure, blood oxygen level, and the volume of blood your heart pumps per beat (stroke volume)—taking readings every time you sit down to catch up on some reading of your own. The engineers, led by David Borkholder, recently published a prototype of the seat in the open-access journal JMIR mHealth and uHealth. Read More »

Venture Creations Business Incubator Graduates 4 Companies

Venture Creations Business Incubator Graduates 4 Companies »

Mar 13, 2019

On March 7, 2019 Venture Creations Graduation Ceremony graduated Empire Medicinals dba Leep Foods, Positive Science, SkyOp and Thermapparel in a ceremony presented by Dr. David Munson, Dr. Ryne Raffaelle and VCI Director, Rich Notargiacomo with Keynote Venture Creations Graduate, Shannon Chevier ’99 MS, Founder of IMSworkX, recently acquired by RedCom Laboratories. Read More »

Ecolectro Secures $1.7 million ARPA-E Award for the Development of Alkaline Exchange Membranes and Ionomers

Ecolectro Secures $1.7 million ARPA-E Award for the Development of Alkaline Exchange Membranes and Ionomers »

Dec 19, 2018

Ecolectro Inc., innovator of disruptive low-cost, high-performance polymers for electrochemical applications, announced today its selection by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for an award that will support the continued development of its premier alkaline exchange ionomers and membranes. Read More »

FUZEHUB ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2018 COMMERCIALIZATION COMPETITION

FUZEHUB ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2018 COMMERCIALIZATION COMPETITION »

Dec 19, 2018

Capro-X, an RIT Venture Creations company, is one of the seven companies awarded $50,000 in the FuzeHub innovation competition. Read More »

Toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure takes top spot in RIT's Tiger Tank entrepreneurship competition

Toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure takes top spot in RIT's Tiger Tank entrepreneurship competition »

Nov 7, 2018

Nicholas Conn always knew a career as an electrical engineer was in his future. But he never could have predicted that his future would also involve toilet seats. On Nov. 5, Conn, a postdoctoral fellow at Rochester Institute of Technology, took first place in the semi-annual Tiger Tank entrepreneurship competition with Heart... Read More »

Inventors develop ring to combat cyber threats

Inventors develop ring to combat cyber threats »

Nov 5, 2018

Most couples would agree that living together and working together can be tough on a relationship. But husband-and-wife entrepreneurs and RIT graduates Steve and Melanie Shapiro wouldn’t have it any other way. The pair is celebrating the success of their third start-up, Token, an identity technology company that manufactures a biometric, encrypted ring with a fingerprint sensor with two-factor authentication. The Token ring can be integrated into computer logins, mobile payments, transit cards and “smart” locks for home and auto. The Rochester-based company has sold out its initial pre–production run and will begin shipping to customers this fall. Read More »

Student start-up receives Student Achievement Award

Student start-up receives Student Achievement Award »

Oct 11, 2018

Nathan DeMario, a mechanical engineering graduate student, is the chief technical officer of Phase Innovations. From South Wales, N.Y., DeMario joined the Phase Innovations team during his undergraduate education at Alfred State College. The company's goal is to develop the next generation of cooling and dehumidifying units, with an aim of... Read More »

Company led by RIT student wins $250,000 at New York state business competition

Company led by RIT student wins $250,000 at New York state business competition »

Sep 27, 2018

Rochester Institute of Technology student-entrepreneur Brandon Hudson is finding success thanks to original thinking and his desire to transform the energy landscape for HVAC customers. On Sept. 25, Hudson, a fourth-year applied arts and sciences major in RIT's School of Individualized Study, and his team representing Connexus were awarded $250,000 at the... Read More »

RIT helps students take an entrepreneurial gap year to make business ideas flourish

RIT helps students take an entrepreneurial gap year to make business ideas flourish »

Sep 13, 2018

Brandon Hudson, a Rochester Institute of Technology student and CEO of Connexus, is taking a gap year to focus on growing his company with help from a new program at RIT. Hudson is the first student selected for the Gap Year Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, which allows students with an ongoing enterprise to... Read More »

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