Discovery Center

 Advancing Our Polytechnic Focus

The Discovery Center advances UW-Stout's polytechnic focus of applied research by expanding the university's commitment to quality and innovation, transformative education and interdisciplinary collaboration.



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 The center harnesses the tremendous expertise of UW-Stout faculty, staff, students and other specialists in fostering discovery and innovation. By encompassing all of UW-Stout's applied research efforts, the center's primary mission is to facilitate:

Advance knowledge

Enhance Student Education

Add Value to Industry

Produce Economic Impact

Delivering Results

The Discovery Center delivers targeted expertise in key phases of research and development, including:

Applied Research

Technology Transfer

Technology Transition

Technology Diffusion

Manufacturing Adoption and Manufacturing Process Improvement


Discovery Center Annual Report

We invite you to view the 2011-2012 Discovery Center Annual Report.






Contact Information

Discovery Center

Phone: 715.232.2397
Fax: 715.232.1105

Staff Members

Annual Conference

You won't want to miss the Manufacturing Advantage Conference October 1-2, 2014

This will be the HOTTEST YEAR YET featuring burning issues and hot topics for manufacturers including:

  • NASA Glenn Research Display, Presentations and 1-on-1 Opportunities
  • Keynote Speakers, Presentations and Panel Discussions Exploring Alternative Strategies for cost Effective Healthcare for your Business
  • Workforce Challenges including Engagement, Empowerment, Skills Gap and more!
  • Energy Conservation Incentives and Best Practices


The MTAC Pilot Project

The UW-Stout MOC has been awarded funding for the pilot Great Lakes Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Center project.  

Click here to learn more!

Student & Faculty Innovators

Make your idea a success!

Assistance is available for part-time or full-time staff, faculty and students who are part of the UW System. Together, we help you identify local resources on your campus and in your community! 

Learn more about the IDEADVANCE Seed Fund through UW-Extension!


Discovery Center News

UW-Stout Discovery Center Research Associate Ken Smith will receive the 2012 WiSys Innovation Scholar Award.

MOC / Discovery Center Projects

FM Enterprises