Industry partnerships are at the heart of the CSI. With the support of four initial partners, the institute is turning academic scholars and industry managers into multidisciplinary collaborators to develop new technology that will give them strategic advantage.
Moving to a connected system requires a significant culture change for companies, affecting how employees think about their work and how they are rewarded. The institute provides a community for exploring these changes.
Company executives can investigate how this will impact their business and create return on investment, says CSI Interim Executive Director Adel Nasiri. They want to determine which components of connected systems they should start or apply.
The partnerships we’ve created with University of Wisconsin System schools across the state will ensure that businesses throughout Wisconsin have access to the Connected Systems Institute’s experts and resources.