Technology Innovation


Research drives science and technology–driven innovation in Wisconsin’s Energy, Power, and Controls (EPC) sector, as it has for more than 100 years.

The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) partners with top scientists at UW–Madison, UW–Milwaukee, Marquette University, and the Milwaukee School of Engineering in a public-private research model that helps our member companies solve the toughest problems our industry faces in this new industrial revolution. This innovative approach to research will help us tackle the biggest obstacles facing the EPC industry and the state economy. It will also make Wisconsin a national leader in science and technology–driven innovation and forge a reputation that is a magnet for investment, job creation, and talent.

Research Model

  • Pipeline effectively delivers results throughout projects

  • Offers measurable benefits and profit to universities, industry partners, and the state

  • Learn and test new concepts that can lead to large-scale improvements

  • Provides university partners with exciting new areas for academic exploration


  • Advanced manufacturing and materials systems

  • Extreme power conversion

  • Systems intelligence


  • Capitalize on the strength of Energy, Power, and Controls cluster

  • Product development and commercialization

  • Connect researchers with employers


  • Technology symposiums

  • Workshops and events

  • Access to industry experts