Corporate Development

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The IC was founded in 2014 with the aim of defining the future by anticipating changes in the broader world. While a key part of our mission is to identify and develop future learning methods for our students that align changing technology with workforce needs, an underlying theme has also been to demonstrate new ways that people could work together, collaboratively and productively.




"Case Western Reserve University has always led with innovation."

"Why you? Why now? Why HoloLens?"


The first step in a collaboration is to meet, virtually or in person, to lay the groundwork for our collaboration. But before we begin, it would be helpful to know where you are in your process developement.




Exploratory phase is exciting, but overwhelming. Everything feels like a question. We are available to meet with you and discuss the current landscape and possibilities of mixed reality within your industry, so you know where to begin.


Advisory phase is the next step. You've landed on a goal that you believe mixed reality could help you meet, but you need expertise and developement assistance to create the app you need.


Creative Phase is the work. You have a goal, you have decided mixed reality is the way to get there, and you have formulated a plan (including obtaining pertinent assets, identifying ideal users, and scoped out a budget.) Here, we can take the wheel and develop a pilot app.

Ready to take the next step? 



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Mark Griswold interviewed in Slate

Virtual cadaveric dissection vs. traditional cadaveric dissection — what’s the learning difference and what’s next? IC Faculty Director Mark Griswold sat down with reporters from Slate to talk about the HoloAnatomy® Software Suite (now managed by Ilumis.) Read the full article here: Are Real Cadavers Better Than Virtual Ones? By dissecting physical or virtual dead…

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IC Featured in CWRU’s Innovation Week Highlights Reel

CWRU’s 2023 Innovation Week was full of spectacular panels, poster sessions, and tours that showcased some of the brightest minds and most adventurous projects happening all over campus. Check out the video below, where our own IC Fellow Professor Elina Gerstman is shown walking guests through her MR app, Immersive Realms.

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IC Fellows Elina Gerstman named Distinguished University Professor

We are thrilled to join in the celebration of IC Fellow Elina Gerstman, who was just named Distinguished University Professor (CWRU, CAS Art History & Art.) Professor Gertsman created a beautifully immersive Medieval Chapel in mixed reality (“Immersive Realms”) as part of her fellowship at the IC, which from within students can pick up and…


IC Faculty Fellows Mixed Reality Workshop

Do you have an idea that you would like to teach in mixed reality? Would you like to be in the next cohort of Interactive Commons (IC) Faculty Fellows? The IC is holding in-house workshops for all interested CWRU faculty and staff to learn about creating in mixed reality (MR). At these workshops we will…


IC wins Microsoft’s Partner of the Year in Mixed Reality

Thrilled to announce that the Interactive Commons at CWRU has been selected as Microsoft’s Partner of the Year in Mixed Reality for 2023. “The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements and innovations from across our global and diverse partner ecosystem. This impressive group of partners and their solutions demonstrates amazing agility and…


Open Access article published highlighting IC’s collaboration with Hologram Consultants

This Open Access article showcases the HoloSNS, HoloDBS and HoloSEEG tools developed by our collaborative team; take a read!

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Interactive Commons featured twice in Cleveland Magazine story, “Why Cleveland Owns the Future of Virtual Reality”

The breadth and uptake of extended reality in Cleveland, Ohio positions us as leaders in the nation. Thrilled that the HoloAnatomy® Software Suite and our work with CMA on The Cleveland Krishna were both featured as examples of our pioneering status in Cleveland Magazine’s new article, “Why Cleveland Owns the Future of Virtual Reality.” Click…

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HoloAnatomy startup company Ilumis Announced

After years developing, packaging, and supporting the HoloAnatomy® Software Suite all in-house at the Interactive Commons at CWRU, we are excited to announce its next chapter as a standalone company, Ilumis. Headed by Microsoft alum Mark Day, this Ohio-based XR company will take over the management and distribution of the HoloAnatomy® Software Suite as it…

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HoloAnatomy featured in TCU commercial during CFP National Championship game

We were thrilled to cheer on our HoloAnatomy® Software Suite Partner Institution TCU during the CFP National Championship on Monday January 9th. Check out their commercial that aired during the big game!

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Revealing Krishna honored with Peggy Ezekiel Award from USITT

CMA’s Revealing Krishna exhibit was awarded both Outstanding Achievement and Board Choice Award for Sound Design from the United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) on November 9th, 2022. The Peggy Ezekiel Award has been given out since 1985 and is recognized as the oldest award given by the Institute. It recognizes achievement in scenic,…