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Sears think[box]

Bring your ideas to life at Sears think[box], the largest open-access innovation center and makerspace in the United States.

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.


We follow the CWRU academic and holiday calendar.


Please park in the Veale Parking Garage (Lot 53) located at 2158 Adelbert Road near the wind turbine. Parking in the Veale Parking Garage is not free - rates are posted online. After parking, walk to the entrance of the Veale Athletic Center. Walk into Veale and speak with the individual at the front desk for assistance in reaching think[box].

There is no parking available at Sears think[box] except for two handicap accessible and two 15-minute pickup/dropoff parking spaces. These four spaces must be paid for with the Parkmobile app.


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