Instruments, Controls, and Electronics

  • ABB
  • Agilysys
  • Delphi
  • Eaton
  • General Electric
  • Keithley Instruments
  • Nordson
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pepperl+Fuchs
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Siemens


MAGNET assists advanced materials manufacturers, as well as
other manufacturers, in adopting innovative manufacturing
strategies and techniques.

Cleveland State University’s Center for Advanced Control Technologies (CACT)

The CACT develops cutting edge technologies to help companies
maintain a competitive advantage in industrial control.

Cleveland State University’s Wright Center for Sensor Systems Engineering (WCSSE)

The WCSSE works toward improving Ohio products using Ohio
business and university resources. WCSSE was established by a $24
million grant from the Ohio Third Frontier program to Cleveland
State University to develop and commercialize sensor and sensor
systems technologies.

Kent State University’s Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI)

The birthplace of liquid crystal displays, the LCI is the
world’s first research center focused on the basic and
applied science of liquid crystals. Research at the LCI addresses
the entire range of multidisciplinary topics associated with the
science and technology of liquid crystals and related
self-organized materials and devices.


This university/industry collaboration brings Cleveland State
University, Case Western Reserve University and The University of
Akron together with industry partners including Rockwell
Automation, Keithley Instruments and ABB. The research conducted by
Ohio-ICE focuses on sensors, networked distributed systems and
advanced motion control.

The SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems

Located at Lorain County Community College, the SMART Center
offers tools and resources for packaging, testing, inspection and
design to support the development of microelectromechanical systems
(MEMS), sensors and microsystems into commercial products.

The University of Akron’s Center for Advanced Energy Systems (CAES)

The CAES is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to the
creation, development, and promotion of new technologies and
practices in the field of energy systems.

  • Ohio employs nearly 35,500 workers in the ICE industry and
    ranks 4th in employment for electrical equipment