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RIT Venture Creations company develops low-cost solar generators for those living in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Entrepreneur David Rodriguez is bringing an alternative energy solution to the nearly 3.4 million residents of Puerto Rico still living in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

RIT's business college hosts YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition May 4

Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is the host and a sponsor for the 10th annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Saunders College Competition on Friday, May 4. The event is expected to draw more than 300 participating students, family members, judges and spectators from across the country as young students compete in a Shark Tank-style competition for the opportunity to advance to the finals.

Programs at RIT China's BJTU Campus Perform Well

The first joint program established between Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) and RIT was the 2+2 degree program. “For Chinese students ‘2+2’ means studying two years in their home country and then coming over here,” said Dr. John Tu, Saunders’ Senior Associate Dean and liaison between the schools.

RIT Venture Creations graduate receives major investment from Empire State Development

A 2017 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations technology business incubator is the recipient of a major investment from Empire State Development.
Token, an identity technology start-up founded by RIT alumni Melanie and Steve Shapiro, will receive up to $1.75 million through the New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund.

Customized education is a matter of personal choice

"We're different. Be different."

The philosophy behind RIT's School of Individualized Study has continued to attract a variety of students who want to design a multidisciplinary-customized degree to meet their own personal development, career and civic interests.

RIT to host statewide Game Dev Challenge kick-off event Jan. 19

Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC) will host the kick-off event for its second New York State Game Dev Challenge. The event is at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, in RIT's Student Innovation Hall.

RIT's Venture Creations incubator receives $1.8 million NYSERDA contract

Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations incubator has been awarded a new four-year contract valued at $1.8 million from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), earmarked for early-stage, clean-energy companies.

Couple turns cider mill into destination

Bill and Brenda Michaels like to tell people that they have three children and their oldest child is never going to leave the house.

That oldest child is their business, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard in Central New York. The couple recently published a cookbook to celebrate the cider mill's 160th anniversary.

RIT/NTID establishes first NSF Deaf College Innovation Bowl

Deaf and hard-of-hearing college students with innovative product ideas can compete to earn cash and business expertise, thanks to Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The college has established the first NSF Deaf College Innovation Bowl, sponsored by a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant and administered by RIT's Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and RIT/NTID.