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New Energy Innovation Center Aims to Make Milwaukee a Global Hub for the Industry

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

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PR News Wire

August 05, 2014

MILWAUKEEAug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) joined Wisconsin Governor Scott WalkerMilwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and other key leaders today to formally 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 Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded M-WERC more than $850,000 in grants for the Energy Innovation Center.

The center is housed in the Century City Tower at 4201 N. 27th St. in Milwaukee (formerly Eaton Corp.). Its 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.

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