“The ‘Smart Cities—Smart Futures’ competition is a chance for students, faculty and staff at Wisconsin’s universities, colleges and technical schools to help shape and change the future,” said Dr. Alan Yeung of Foxconn Technology Group and its ``Flying Eagle`` project in Wisconsin. “The competition is open to everyone affiliated with the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities or the Wisconsin Technical College System, especially students attending these higher education institutions across the state of Wisconsin. These organizations represent a talent pool of more than 350,000 students, faculty and staff across the state. We encourage everyone who is eligible to take part, submit ideas and potentially see them come to life. Whether you’re a liberal arts major or a math major, there’s a wide open field for fresh ideas and unconventional thinking.”
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Foxconn is committing up to $1 million over the next three years to the Smart City, Smart Future initiative. Our partners will also be contributing to the initiative by providing input, give counsel , and aid in increasing awareness through their organizations.
Funding for this initiative is separate from the investment that Foxconn has committed to building our significant campus in Racine County.
The Smart City, Smart Future initiative is another example of our “Wisconsin First” commitment and Foxconn’s pledge to ensure that our contributions to the state go well beyond the Wisconn Valley Technology and Science Park that we are establishing.
The “Smart Cities—Smart Futures” competition is supported by several groups. In addition to the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Wisconsin Technical College System, Foxconn is also working with several statewide organizations in the competition. They include the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the Wisconsin Technology Council, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the WiSys Technology Foundation, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the UWM Research Foundation.