Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University have received a $3.1 million, two-year grant from the Cleveland Foundation to further advance the Internet of Things Collaborative (IOTC), an initiative forged between both universities in 2017 to shape the Northeast Ohio region into a digital innovation leader. The funding will also support completing the establishment of two technology research hubs, “Community+Technology” and “Industry+Technology,” while expanding faculty engagement.
“Universities are key to building a knowledge economy for the future, and a partnership between two of the region’s most respected institutions of higher education is catalytic for Cleveland’s transformation,” said CSU President Harlan Sands. “The foresight of the Cleveland Foundation in seeding and providing continued support for the Internet of Things Collaborative paves the way for Cleveland as a destination partner for industry to fuel economic growth and overall improvement in quality of life.”
Dr. Nicholas C. Zingale, Associate Professor at Levin, co-directs the newly formed CSU TECH Hub and leads interdisciplinary collaborative research and teaching initiatives on the human, ethical, and societal impacts of advanced technology. Dr. Zingale is also a founding member of the IOTC team and leads the Public Sector Advisory Group of the IOTC, which is instrumental to the development of the Community+Technology hub. “It is very exciting to be part of a multidisciplinary collaboration focusing on advancing technology for the betterment of society. We are tackling important human-centered questions as a part of innovative technological research initiatives,” said Dr. Zingale. “The partnership between Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University affords a unique opportunity for faculty collaboration and for Northeast Ohio to be a recognized leader in advanced technology.” Read More »