Luminate Round III Applications Being Accepted

Application Deadline: September 23, 2019 


Following the great successes of Luminate Rounds I and II and their impacts on the Finger Lake Tech Community, Governor Cuomo announces that applications are now being accepted for Luminate Round III! Applications are open nation wide until September 23, 2019 with large incubator and cash prizes reaching $1 million awarded.

Also, be sure to join us for Luminate, Light Tomorrow with Today, Demo Day June 27th. 

To learn more about the program and awards, click here.


Light and Sound Interaction

June 24-27, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

See why innovators, technologists and world-class brands will soon be in Rochester. Register now for the Light & Sound Interactive Conference and one of these high-energy tracks:

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Audio and Music


Games and Interactive Media

Optics | Photonics | Imaging

Department of Defense

Be part of it all June 25-27, 2019, in downtown Rochester, NY, home to optics, imaging and audio pioneers of the past, present and future.


Register now!


AR/VR Initiative 

AR/VR Initiative

October 1, 2018 |9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The University’s AR/VR Initiative hosted a day-long, joint meeting on October 1 with RIT faculty interested in this field. The goal was to help identify potential collaborations and partnerships. Approximately 90 attendees heard pilot project presentations and engaged in break out groups around visual, audio, platform and application aspects of AR/VR.  Contact Professor Mark Bocko if you missed the event and wish to learn more about this initiative.