How to collaborate
with the IC

From academia to manufacturing, from fine art to biomedical engineering, our partners and their expertise run the gamut.

Not only has it been interesting to work in so many fields, but being interdisciplinary is foundational to our mission. When two or more disciplines come together, unique leaps occur in the “in between.” Combining expertise overcomes roadblocks in technology, methodology, and pedagogy, to open up new avenues to innovation. An app for a dance performance informs a neurosurgery device. A map of the body can become a map of a city.  


"Case Western Reserve is a research university, and the creative aspect is an important part of research. Being a member of this IC community – of artists and thinkers and writers and researchers and teachers – is opening up tons of things for me personally."


Professor of Dance


The IC hosted the largest shared-group mixed reality experience, which took place over the course of eight separate performances of Imagined Odyssey, directed by Gary Galbraith and co-produced with the CWRU Department of Dance.

Ways we collaborate

From custom apps, to ongoing mentoring and consulting, the IC offers a wide array of possibilities to meet your needs for our external partnerships.

  • Pilot App

Help your organization’s key decision-makers evaluate Microsoft HoloLens with a small-scale, custom project. Collaborate with IC staff to identify a pilot concept and brief storyboard, which IC programmers can then translate into a software application.

  • Consulting

Engage with IC leadership for insight into future technology and how it may affect industry peers and your business. Ongoing or individual strategy sessions available. To discuss consultation rates, please contact us.

  • Research

By engaging in sponsored reserch with the IC, you'll have access to one of the most experienced HoloLens development teams outside of Microsoft to advance research and development for your organization to keep pace with evolving technology.

  • Events

Schedule a visit for your team to experience HoloLens in person, and participate in future-focused dialogue about next generation technology. Sessions may be tailored to your organization’s needs, including innovation workshops, HoloLens immersions, or developer skill-sharing.

  • Licensing

Take advantage of pre-existing innovations from the IC by licensing intellectual property and products, which then may be custom-tailored to your organization.

  • Staffing

In addition to full-time staff, the IC employs a team of student workers who gain programming experience for Microsoft HoloLens. These students may be recruited by your organization as interns (and future hires), or they may complete project work for your organization under the supervision of IC staff.

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