In the Office of Research and Technology Management (ORTM) at Case Western Reserve University, we don’t just support the research enterprise—we drive the conversation. 

As efforts like our Strategic Partnerships and Research Collaborative Team (SPARC Team) demonstrate, we’re committed to advancing the university’s research mission as we engage with interdisciplinary partners on a large scale. From the $10M+ grants and contracts the SPARC Team handles to more niche projects, we see research through from conception to execution. 

We work closely with centers on campus such as the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, where entrepreneurial endeavors take root, to ensure all researchers feel supported as they bring their ideas to life.

And, soon we’ll support countless research initiatives on campus as they find new homes in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (ISEB), a 189,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art structure dedicated to collaborative discovery and innovation.

Get to know a few of the specific initiatives driven by the ORTM.

Innovation Week

During Innovation Week, experts speak with attendees about different aspects of innovation at CWRU—and beyond—and provide insights on how they can be part of embracing a culture of innovation in all they do. Discover more about Innovation Week.

Faculty Distinguished Research Awards

Faculty Distinguished Research Awards are presented to individuals who uphold and build upon the university’s history as an innovative, research-driven institution, and who establish national and international reputations for their research or creative projects. Learn more about the awards.

Faculty Research Survey

The Faculty Senate Committee on Research at Case Western Reserve University seeks to identify opportunities to improve faculty satisfaction with research services and to recommend priorities for improvement by collecting and analyzing feedback from the faculty. See responses from the most recent surveys