Collaboration between Industry and Academia

The Connected Systems Institute (CSI) is a center of excellence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) that develops manufacturing domain specialists through education, state-of-the-art lab facilities and collaborative research opportunities.

At CSI, industry collaborates with academia on research to support the development of advanced manufacturing processes. This includes working with the tools that support domain-specific research and education on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), factory automation and the implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions

Key areas of focus include:

  • Accelerating innovation by bringing together industry and academic researchers.
  • Facilitating digital transformation for small and medium-sized manufacturers.
  • Developing an educational curriculum to better prepare the workforce of the future.