Case Western Reserve’s major space for makers is now a reality.
Last week officials, donors and students gathered on the southwest corner of campus to dedicate the Richey Mixon Building, a former storage space since transformed into a place for brainstorming, prototyping, business planning and more.
A full 50,000 square feet when complete, think[box] began nearly three years ago as a pilot effort in a space less than one-tenth as large. Yet during that time the space drew more than 100,000 visits and launched 20 startups—which in turn have attracted $2.5 million in funding.
A Case Western Reserve University team, led by mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student Yunus Alapan, has won the first prize and $150,000 in the Student Technology Prize for Primary Healthcare, a national and highly selective competition seeking innovations in health care delivery organized by the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology.
Their project offers caregivers a novel inexpensive point-of-care device to diagnose sickle-cell disease.
The Intellectual Property Workshop series, presented by think[box], the IP Venture Clinic and LaunchPad, will continue Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. in Nord Hall, Room 410.
During the workshop, titled “What Inventors Need to Know About Patents,” participants will learn how to protect their inventions and how to avoid losing them unintentionally.
Three biomedical engineering researchers—Jeffrey Capadona, Anant Madabhushi and Julius Korley—are among four Case Western Reserve University faculty members who were named to the prestigious Crain’s Cleveland Business “Forty Under 40” class of 2015.
In addition to four faculty members, five Case Western Reserve alumni were also named to this year’s list, resulting in nearly a quarter of the honorees having a direct affiliation with the university.
Cuyahoga County and Case Western Reserve University will team up to analyze and tackle some of the region’s pressing concerns as part of a new national network of civic-university partnerships the White House launched last week as part of the administration’s “Smart Cities” initiative.
Called MetroLab Network, its goal is to use advances in science and technology to collaborate on solutions to such community challenges as traffic congestion, crime, job creation and public service improvements.