7 stories tall. Packed with everything an engineer and entrepreneur needs


What’s 7 stories tall and filled to the brim with tech, tools and expertise?

Case Western Reserve University’s Sears think[box]: your one-stop-shop for everything you need to ideate, build and even launch a business. 

Floor 1: Community 
A gathering place for brainstormers, builders and budding entrepreneurs from all majors and career interests across campus and the surrounding region.

Floor 2: Collaboration 
The Wyant Collaboration Floor is an open, welcoming space that invites people to linger, tinker and talk—sharing their ideas across academic departments, schools and even across Northeast Ohio.

Floor 3: Prototyping 
Iterate and redesign quickly, professionally and with ease. The Prentke Romich Floor features top-of-the-line prototyping tools.

Floor 4: Fabrication 
A high-tech workshop with metalworking and woodworking equipment are found here on the Lubrizol Foundation and Kent H. Smith and Kelvin Smith Fabrication Floor.

Floor 5: Project Space
Ideas and projects need space to grow. The Eric T. Nord Project Space Floor provides a home for dozens of CWRU student groups and design competition teams.

Floor 6: Entrepreneurship 
The Cloud L. Cray Jr. & Sally Hunter Cray Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship houses resources for turning an invention into a market-ready product, including the Tech Transfer Office, Intellectual Property Venture Clinic, Burton D. Morgan Suite for Entrepreneurship and CWRU LaunchNET for business-planning and mentorship.

Floor 7: Incubator 
The final stop on the pathway to entrepreneurial success. This is a space that nurtures and grows promising startups into thriving companies with access to office space, faculty expertise, mentorship and continued direct access to all the resources of Sears think[box].

We can’t wait to see what ideas will come to fruition when you step inside our world-class innovation center.