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Public-Private Partnerships

Join Forces

Partnerships between Case Western Reserve University, corporations and the government encourage continued innovation and success for all parties. Below are some of the university's most successful projects from recent years.


  • Bayer Material Science is partnering with Case Western Reserve University and Molded Fiber Glass Companies on a project related to wind turbine blades, with funds received from a Department of Energy grant. Read the story.

  • The Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Learn about the center.


  • A grant from the Ohio Third Frontier to the university's Great Lakes Energy Institute funded the first turbine research center on a U.S. campus. Learn about this research project.

  • When Swagelok Company received an Ohio Third Frontier grant, it made Case Western Reserve University a partner. Learn about this collaboration.

  • The Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials is supported by a grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Wright Projects Program. Read more.

  • After the Department of Chemistry worked with Novolyte Technologies Inc., in seeking a major grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program, the team was awarded more than $1.1 million to develop new electrolytes. Learn about their research.

  • Case School of Engineering Professors work with Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems with funds awarded by the Ohio Third Frontier Program. Read about their work to build and market batteries and fuel cell systems.

  • The Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine was created in 2003 with a grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Program. Learn about the center.

  • Because of the Ohio Third Frontier Wright Projects Program's Nitinol Commercialization Accelerator, the Case School of Engineering will build a Nitinol research and education specialty. Learn more about their work.

  • Funding from the Third Frontier Program enhances Northeast Ohio's leadership in developing groundbreaking technology to restore areas of function to the body. Read about the university's hand in this research.

Helpful Links

Government Relations
National Science Foundation

To find out how you can join forces with Case Western Reserve to leverage government funding, please contact the Office of Corporate Relations at 216.368.5555 or