3 reasons why CWRU is a hotbed for new ideas

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Case Western Reserve is a hotbed for innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and action. 

A recent report by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association puts Case Western Reserve University at #21 among 100 world universities receiving U.S. utility patents last year. 

► The Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship: Take part in education and training, venture accelerating and networking.

► Sears think[box] makerspace: Access technology to design, fabricate and prototype ideas, as well as startup office space, expertise, mentorship and connections to incubate new business.

► LaunchNet: Get support in navigating intellectual property protection, business plan creation, market definition, technological infrastructure, fundraising, pitch competitions and more.

Entrepreneurs using think[box] and LaunchNet have raised $93 million in funding.

In recent months, Case Western Reserve has seen several promising examples of commercialization progress emerge. Among them an online platform co-founded by a 2009 CWRU alumnus that was bought by the national education technology and consulting group EAB; and a service to streamline business dealings created by four young alumni that was bought by Workaday Inc. for $540 million. 

Bring your ideas. We’ll help you take them far.