At the College of Engineering & Applied Science, we are utilizing our R1 Research university talent, resources and capabilities with businesses of all sizes to leverage current assets, maximize efficiencies, minimize risk, and solve real-world problems. Experience has taught us that collaboration leads to mutual benefit and the best outcomes. Partner with us and discover what we can accomplish together.

UWM is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide (Center for World University Rankings). Our faculty and researchers focus on the following five technology clusters:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biomedical & Health
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Water & the Environment

Multiple Opportunities to Collaborate

Research Consortiums and Centers for Excellence

Learn about our existing research collaborations and real-world successes that may be applied to your business.

Maximized Funding Opportunities

As one of only two R1 research universities in Wisconsin, UWM earns significant external funding. If we work together, your business may leverage existing partnerships between our college, federal funding partners and other members of industry.


Minimize risk and maximize efficiencies by utilizing our resources to test your materials, processes or products using one or more of our highly specialized testing facilities and labs that use the latest technology:

Sponsored Research Projects

Work with our experienced faculty to solve a specific problem facing your company.

Senior Design Projects

Challenge our students to solve a problem for you the through semester-long Senior Design Projects.

  • Learn how UWM engineering students saved a Wisconsin steel company $43,000 a year.
Product Realization Course

Challenge our students to solve a problem for you through the semester-long Product Realization Course.

Event Sponsorships

Align your business with one or more of our college events to keep up with the latest research, enhance credibility, network with other members of industry, or meet our students who may be your next engineers or computer scientists.

Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference (MERC)
Student Research Poster Competition (SRPC)

Want to Learn More?

We know that your business is unique, so we don’t offer one-size-fits-all solutions. We listen to your goals and work with you to identify a course of action that meets your needs.

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Michael G. Andrew
Director of Corporate Relations
Office of the Dean
College of Engineering & Applied Science
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Office: 414 251-8313
Mobile:  262 239-5252