Mid-West Energy Research Consortium building Energy Innovation Center in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Officials from the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) joined Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and others to unveil plans for the new Energy Innovation Center (EIC), a facility that will accelerate the development of innovative technology in the energy, power and control industry.

The center’s mission is to affirm and leverage the Midwest’s standing as a global hub for the industry by providing a collaborative space designed to attract, grow and develop companies. The center will bring together industry and academic scientists, engineers and business leaders to conduct joint research, jump-start innovative technologies, transition prototype products to the commercial stage, and nurture startup companies.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded M-WERC more than $850,000 in grants for the center. The project also received a $50,000 grant from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. In 2013, the City of Milwaukee also provided a $122,000 grant for energy-saving upgrades at the building as part of its Me2 Program.

READ MORE of this story at Business Facilities posted by Heidi Schwartz. Photo courtesy of M-WERC.

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