The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee established the Connected Systems Institute in partnership with Rockwell Automation, with additional support from WE Energies and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Other contributing partners include Cisco, Dell, and Microsoft.
Industry partnerships are a core part of the work at CSI. With the support of its industry partners, the Institute is helping academic scholars and students become more knowledgeable multidisciplinary collaborators. This, in turn, is helping CSI develop new business processes based on current and new technologies. Industry partners ultimately benefit from strategic insights to help make their own production environments and processes more productive.