Partner With UW-Stout

Businesses located in the Stout Technology and Business Park (STBP) receive many value-added benefits through its close affiliation with UW-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University. The first university to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, UW-Stout is committed to providing its students with quality education, which includes developing close relationships with business and industry to provide real-world educational opportunities for its 9,300 students.

The polytechnic culture at UW-Stout has initiated and fueled strong partnerships with industry for more than 120 years. UW-Stout's Discovery Center serves as a gateway to campus and UW System applied research, technical assistance, economic development, extension and professional education resources. Its role is to facilitate collaborative projects between industry partners and faculty-student teams to provide solutions to industry challenges.

Under the umbrella of the Discovery Center park owners have access to university expertise and resources provided by:

  • Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC)
  • Center for Innovation and Development
  • Technology and Business Incubator
  • Economic Development Administration — University Center
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Swanson Learning Center
  • Advanced Design and Manufacturing Simulation Center
  • Packaging and Risk Control Centers
  • Research Promotion Services
  • Faculty Consultants and Student Workforce
  • More than 125 Campus Laboratories and Technical Equipment

Power of Partners

Partnering with UW-Stout has been an advantage of being part of the tech park. Our assistant manager was a UW-Stout student who remained here after graduation. Students from the graphic arts and graphic arts management programs tour West Wind, and we give presentations to their classes as well.

~ Debby Lowe, Owner, West Wind Graphics