- Retail Innovation Center
Helping RetailersNavigate Transformation
RILA’s Retail Innovation Center (RIC) equips leading retailers to navigate transformation through innovation and reorient the innovation ecosystem toward retail needs. The RIC connects innovative technologies, investors, startups and retail companies by leveraging its RTech Networks.Our Focus
The Retail Innovation Center partners with leading retailers to meet the challenges of a dynamic economy. Through collaboration and thought leadership, we elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.Get Involved
COVID-19 Response Technologies
Showcasing solutions designed to answer the pressing challenges that retailers are facing due to COVID-19 to the forefront.
RILA Startup Innovation Awards
The Innovation Startup Awards recognize new talent in the retail industry who are disrupting the status quo with new innovative ideas and tech.
Retail Innovation Center Insights on-Demand
Insights On-Demand from blogs from partners, pitch videos highlighting members of RTech Startup Network, and Disrupt Webinars on a variety of topics.
Sign Up for RIC Newsletter
Stay connected! Sign up to receive information on the latest news, Retail Innovation offerings and events.
RTech Startup Network
Startup Network is composed of startups focusing on enterprise technologies that meet the unique needs of retailers.
Become a Retail Innovation Center Strategic Partner
Information on Sponsorship Opportunities for the Retail Innovation Center.
RTech Investor Network
Composed of venture capitalists, incubators, and accelerators with a focus on retail technologies, innovations, and digital transformation.
Retail Innovation Center Digital Sponsorship
Looking to share your innovative insights or solutions? Create your digital pitch today.
HealthyCart Digital Pitch
HealthyCart is a nationwide shopping cart sanitation service that provides complete cart washing and disinfection with a 30+ day antimicrobial protective shield.View Video
Brady Digital Pitch
Social distancing floor signs have become a new standard, so make sure they stand up to foot traffic. Work with Brady to get the long-lasting signsView Video
6River Digital Pitch
How 6 River Systems solutions protect warehouse and store associates during the COVID-19 crisis.View Video
Unique Hub for Retail Executives to Connect with Peers
“RILA’s Retail Innovation Center serves as a unique hub for retail executives to connect with peers, learn from innovative thought leaders, and be exposed to the technologies and business models advancing our industry. Their work around COVID Response Technologies demonstrated the Center’s ability to pivot resources and provide timely solutions during a time of crisis.”
- May 6 - May 6, 2021
Retail Innovation Center's Quarterly Perspective
Our RIC Perspective – a new quarterly article that explores the trends we are seeing today and how innovations continue to move the industry forward.View Insights
RILA's The State of Retail Startup Investment Webinar
Hear from RTech Investor Network members Bain Capital Ventures, Dynamo Ventures, and Plug and Play Technology Center.View Insights
Pursuing Innovation Through Crisis: Corporate Venture Models
Corporate venture leaders to discuss how they're adapting to new challenges and driving innovation forward.View Insights
7 Innovative Retail Trends to Watch in 2021
Whyline Digital Pitch
Four Startups Driving Workforce Innovation in Retail
- By [Katie Nicholos]
Hive Diversity Digital Pitch
Retrain.ai Digital Pitch
Fringe Digital Pitch
PSFK Stage: Retailing With Purpose