Student Resources

The Construct - A maker space open to the RIT community for individuals seeking a place to create innovative products and solutions.

Mentors and Coaches - Industry experts available to assist and guide students with their ideas.

Student Innovation Labs - Office and lab space for student teams to develop their innovative projects and prototypes.

Courses - Students earn course credit while working with coaches on innovative and entrepreneurial ideas.

Grants and Funding - Opportunities for students and faculty to gain funding and awards through grants and other potential resources.

Other Supporting Services

Team Builder - Web application used to share innovative projects and allows individuals to form development teams.

Team Building Assistance - Dana Wolcott, Lead Innovation Coach, maintains a list of student projects for the Simone Center.  He can assist teams in sharing their ideas to find individuals with skills they need, while also allowing individuals to find teams.  Contact Dana at for more information or help.

Consultants - The Simone Center is also fortunate to have the following consultants who volunteer to visit and work with RIT students and faculty:

  • Denny DeLeo - Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC, Venture Capitalist

  • Jeff Powers - Patent Attorney

To set up an appointment with with Denny or Jeff, please contact Dana Pelliccia.