At Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], we help dreamers do.
Housed in an iconic seven-story, 50,000-square-foot facility at Case Western Reserve University, Sears think[box] is a world-class innovation center, makerspace and entrepreneurship ecosystem that welcomes thousands of visitors each year—and is open to everyone at no cost.
Backed by the expertise of an R1 research institution, think[box] opened in its current location in 2015 to bring together resources for venture creation and entrepreneurship under one roof. Whether you’re looking for prototyping and fabrication equipment, space to brainstorm, legal and business support to commercialize intellectual property, or guidance to create market-ready products with real-world impact, our team at think[box] can help.
Here, students have launched startups that change the trajectory of their careers; researchers have forged new partnerships and proven ideas viable; industry partners have discovered space to find new inspiration, and community members have turned part-time tinkering into full-time doing. It all goes to show, Sears think[box] is the ideal place to turn your idea into a reality.
At Sears think[box], we seek to:
- Support people in learning, refining, and utilizing skills to achieve their desired goals in innovation, entrepreneurship, and making;
- Cultivate and welcome a diverse community; and
- Create a culture which encourages persistence and values resilience.
Our vision is to inspire, educate and empower an inclusive community to explore, innovate, and solve problems. To learn more about our efforts, read the 2020 Sears think[box] Strategic Plan.
The Seven Stories of Sears think[box]