The IoT Collaborative (IOTC) is a higher education collaboration led by Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University made possible with the generous support and leadership of the Cleveland Foundation. The IoT Collaborative was formed to bring together the expertise and resources of both universities, leveraging their complementary strengths, to drive research and education as well as engagement with the public and private sectors. To leverage the universities' capacities and fully integrate the initiative, the IoT Collaborative is embedded within the universities - it is not a separate nonprofit. Case Western Reserve University spearheads their efforts through the Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS), analogous to the CSU T.E.C.H. Hub.
The universities engage with other higher education institutions in the region and beyond, and work to strengthen and extend research and education collaborations.