Innovation leads to local jobs

It's Case Western Reserve University's newly renovated, 50,000 square foot Richey Mixon Building on Cedar Avenue.

CLEVELAND -- Think[box] is where innovation leads to jobs in Northeast Ohio.

It's Case Western Reserve University's newly renovated, 50,000 square foot Richey Mixon Building on Cedar Avenue.

Manager Ian Charnas says there's nothing like it anywhere in the world.

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It's the good (economic) stuff for a city on the rise.

Case Western Reserve students had their "innovation turned reality" projects on display Tuesday, celebrating Thinkapalooza and the opening of think[box].

"It's all about tinkering. It's about innovation," said Charnas. "It's about taking that idea that's in your head and putting it into something that's in your hands. This isn't just a machine shop and metal shop and laser cutters and 3D printers. This is a space with an entire ecosystem of resources, legal business and otherwise, so you can incubate your idea and have it really sell."

It's the beautiful brain gain for Cleveland with high-tech, entrepreneurial minds from all over the world.

"If you come here as a talented person with a great idea, you are going to find all the resources here much easier to grasp than out in Silicon Valley," said Charnas.

With those resources for innovation, entrepreneurs are creating start-up companies and jobs right here in Northeast Ohio.

"It's a $35 million facility, so the success we are going to see here is really going to put Cleveland on the map for innovation," said Charnas.

"On the way are blockbuster ideas that are going to change the face of technology as we know it," said Charnas.

If you have an idea you would like to incubate into a start-up company, the great news is you can do it at think[box]. The public is invited to come take advantage of all the things that are offered for free.

LEARN MORE HERE AT think[box]


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