Campus Resources

With so much space to create and collaborate CWRU offers a number of resources for entrepreneurs and innovators to create, regardless of discipline. 

Sears think[box]

Our largest innovation space has 50,000 square feet quite literally open to ideas. The Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] opened in 2012 and continues to evolve to meet the needs of students and faculty. Each floor fills a different need–collaboration, prototyping, fabrication, mentoring and assistance and incubation. Explore these floors through the virtual tour available on think[box]'s website.

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The Department of Biology has tools, instruments and space available for students to use for their own research and projects with support from faculty.

Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty researchers can work collaboratively at bio[box]. Our intention for this space is to give researchers a place to work on groundbreaking cross-disciplinary collaborative research.

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A software development program based in the university's Technology Transfer Office brings students together on teams to fine-tune and conduct due diligence. Innovative app development is the goal.

Faculty members from the Weatherhead School of Management and Case School of Engineering, along with corporate partners and alumni advisors, help students learn real-world lessons on a multidisciplinary team. Students can participate as part of a senior project or design course.

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Sears Undergraduate Design Lab

Undergraduate engineering students have access to a printed circuit board service, components and equipment in a dedicated space with support staff to answer questions and help with challenges.

With a dedicated space and staff and the tools and supplies needed for undergraduate engineering projects, students are able to get right to work.

Electronics Design Center
Electronics Design Center

One of CWRU's professional Core Facilities, the EDC is a research center specializing in the development of microsensors and microsystems.

Our fully equipped microfabrication laboratory is available for a fee to faculty, researchers, students as well as industry partners and others not directly affiliated with the university.

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Technology Transfer Office (TTO)

The university stands ready to help you discover whether that academic breakthrough has commercial application—and how best to pursue its possibilities.

The staff at Case Western Reserve's Technology Transfer Office provide business, legal, technical, scientific and venture capital experience for discoveries made by our faculty, researchers and students.

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CWRU LaunchNet

This team provides free, confidential services to help students and alumni navigate every part of the entrepreneurial process.

More than 500 Case Western Reserve students and alumni have been supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation's LaunchNET. 

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Intellectual Property (IP) Venture Clinic

With faculty supervision, our law students assist emerging entrepreneurs with patents and other intellectual property issues.

Created to provided low-cost or no-cost legal services for student entrepreneurs and others starting businesses, the IP Venture Clinic can give a cash-strapped startup the boost needed to get a project launched. 

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Enhancing Research and Industry Career Horizons (EnRICH)

The CWRU School of Medicine EnRICH Program provides career guidance and support to Masters and Doctoral students pursuing biomedical science degrees while simultaneously developing partnerships with companies, organizations and mentors who recognize the skills of such students.

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Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

The Fowler Center exists to create a world where business can prosper, human beings can flourish and nature can thrive. The center primarily focuses on for-profit organizations that create value for society and the environment in ways that create even more value for their customers and shareholders.