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Case’s Research ShowCASE 2005 to feature business development workshops, symposium on women and tech transfer

World-class research, innovation and business opportunities will be the focus of Case Western Reserve University’s third annual Research ShowCASE, taking place Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 7th at Case’s Veale Convocation and Recreation Center.

Research ShowCASE will feature a broad spectrum of events including posters and booth presentations, live demonstrations and symposia, workshops, panel discussions and sessions. Presentations and workshops will highlight research in the context of current local and global issues and will include the commercial aspects of research and discovery. There will also be research representatives from law, management and the humanities. The range of topics encompasses nearly every department at Case and its collaborating institutions including University Hospitals of Cleveland, MetroHealth System, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Wednesday’s activities will consist of two afternoon symposiums. Thursday will include the full range of poster displays, workshops, panels and sessions, judging of graduate student posters, and the keynote address. The day’s events will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Panel and workshop topics include “Cell-based Therapies – Stem-Cell Research” (April 6, 2-6 pm), “How to Create the Next Google” (April 7, 8:30-9:30 a.m.), “Smart Polymers” (April 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m.) and “The Rule of Law in Iraq” (April 7, 12:15-1:15 p.m.)

The keynote speaker will be Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock. With more than 40 years of research and study behind him, Toffler will bring an important perspective to Research ShowCASE participants and to the Cleveland community. His address will take place at 3:15 in Strosacker Auditorium.

Research ShowCASE is a unique opportunity for representatives of the business and civic community to interact with researchers and entrepreneurs. It also gives researchers a chance to learn what their colleagues are working on, thereby creating opportunities for collaboration. Cleveland NanoCrystals, a nanotechnology company that commercializes a range of innovative nanomaterials, was born after a Case researcher and a local entrepreneur connected at Research ShowCASE 2004. Case has since provided start-up funding for the company through its Case Technology Ventures fund.

Research ShowCASE is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. To register and view a complete schedule of events as well as a listing of presenters, please visit the Research ShowCASE 2005 website at:


About Case Western Reserve University

Case is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work.