Since opening in 2012, Sears think[box] has made an undeniable impact on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
From biologically inspired robots to potentially life-saving devices, our impact is far-reaching. Sears think[box] is used daily for academic design and build projects, experimental setups and devices for research projects, prototypes for startup companies, as well as extracurricular projects and personal pursuits.
Whether it’s a student making a breakthrough on a class project, a community member iterating the first prototype for their new business idea, or a multidisciplinary team collaborating to win an innovation competition, there’s no shortage of excitement to be found in Sears think[box]. Hear from some of the stakeholders who have used our facility to make their ideas a reality.
With seven floors of resources, $37 million raised (and counting) by entrepreneurs who use our makerspace, and over $2 million in equipment throughout our facility, there’s a reason Sears think[box] is the #1 cited facility by university researchers and a destination for 70,000 visitors per year.
At Sears think[box], our mission is to advance innovation and spur entrepreneurship in a way that makes a lasting impact.