The Connected Systems Institute (CSI) is a multidisciplinary collaboration that facilitates education and thought leadership related to advanced industrial processes. This partnership between the private sector and academia is designed to lead collaborative research and development projects related to manufacturing.

CSI is located at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). The Institute includes an internationally recognized faculty with extensive expertise in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-related disciplines. This gives CSI a rich pipeline of talent experienced in using digital tools for education and innovation.

Investing in a more connected production environment requires a significant culture change for companies, affecting how employees think about their work, and how they are rewarded. CSI provides a community forum for learning more about these changes. The Institute also mentors students to help prepare them for jobs in high tech manufacturing environments. By working with students, faculty, and private sector partners, CSI is helping to ensure that industry has the talent it needs to benefit fully from IIoT connectivity.