Students from Dubai toured Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Venture Creations Incubator in the US in May this year.
Most of the visiting students worked for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and were interested in learning more about business start-ups in the US, a statement from RIT said.
The group was able to speak with Venture Creations Director Richard Notargiacomo, as well as with representatives from companies in the incubator.
Venture Creations, the business incubator at RIT, was created in 2003 to provide services to incubating companies, facilitating the development and operation of these companies for the purpose of advancing the educational and research missions of RIT through the enhancement of faculty, student and staff involvement in high technology.
It was also created to promote economic development and competitiveness in Monroe County and New York state by encouraging and facilitating the transfer of technology resources to the marketplace.
Thirty-eight companies have graduated from the incubator and together have created 454 jobs.