Discovery Center

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We're here for you.

The Discovery Center is following UW-Stout campus COVID-19 guidelines, safety requirements and meeting protocols (see latest updates). Discovery Center Staff is available during normal business hours, with limited on campus representation. Discovery Center visitors are allowed access to our offices by appointment only. 

Welcome message from Chancellor Katherine P. Frank / UW-Stout

Discovery Center is the University of Wisconsin-Stout's primary outreach and engagement organization. We are a vibrant group of skilled problem solvers, gifted learners, and action-oriented colleagues working together to overcome hurdles you face in process improvement, product development, business growth, continuing education, culture development, applied research, and much more.

How can the Discovery Center network innovate success with you today?

Reduce my costs.

Reduce working capital costs, eliminate waste, promote operational improvements, and increase your customer satisfaction rate with guidance from the experts at UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center. Learn more. >

Develop my product.

Taking your product idea from concept to reality can be daunting, especially if you're unfamiliar with research protocols, cost analyses, manufacturing issues, legalities, commercialization, etc. Let Discovery Center help. Learn more. >

Research my unique challenge.

Have a business or manufacturing challenge that's not easily defined? Let us know. >

Increase my sales.

Where are your new markets? What could your new products and messages be? Let UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center provide the innovative tools and expertise to spark your company's growth. Learn more. >

Enhance my professional skill set.

Empower yourself as a lifelong learner! Register today for UW-Stout Professional Education business training, adult educational programs, conferences, workshops, and more. Learn more. >

Engage my employees.

UW-Stout Discovery Center is ready to help you achieve personal and professional development goals for your staff and yourself. Check out our skill building seminars, customized training, leadership offerings, and more. Learn more. >

Manage my event.

The thought of having to work out all the details and arrangements for a successful program can be overwhelming. Let the experience of UW-Stout Professional Education save you hours of work and lots of headaches! Learn more. >


Realizing Affordable Healthcare

Businesses finding solutions through the Discovery Center’s CEO Peer Council.
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Industry Connections Report

Connections is designed to serve as a guide for how you can benefit from engaging with UW-Stout in a variety of ways.
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Interview with Jeff Dykes

Captain Jeff Dykes teamed with Discovery Center to develop the Northern Star digital compass.
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I wish we would've done this years ago! ...people are very involved and the culture is changing.
Michael Hunter Chief Operating Officer, Volm Companies

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All Discovery Center News

Leadership Speaker Series designed to spark organizational growth and innovation

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Discovery Center will host four free Leadership Speakers Series virtual events featuring regional, national and international

Collaboration, continuous improvement and innovation part of WiFab Retreat West

Teachers turned students recently in the University of Wisconsin-Stout Fab Lab as part of the WiFab Retreat West, a three-day immersion in design and digital fa

Fab lab training programs for state teachers scheduled in June, July

Where do the manufacturing jobs of the future begin? One of the places is UW-Stout and the WiFab Training Series.