Milwaukee Business Journal: Foxconn’s tech footprint: Electronics giant’s impact looms large

Milwaukee Business Journal: Foxconn’s tech footprint: Electronics giant’s impact looms large

Tech firm’s influence expected to elevate state’s innovation status.

Foxconn also established an agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Chung Yuan Christian University to create an international co-op program that will allow UWM engineering students to study at the university and work at a Foxconn facility in Taiwan before returning to UWM to complete their degrees.

The program eventually could be expanded to other colleges and universities in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

Another example is Foxconn’s support of Wisconsin college students, staff and faculty around the state as part of its $1 million “Smart Cities – Smart Futures” competition, which aims to incorporate the selected ideas throughout the state.

Foxconn also is exploring the use of autonomous and electric vehicles at its Mount Pleasant site with an array of partners, Woo said. Partnerships with Wisconsin companies may span the transportation, health care and medical solutions, and smart living industries, he added.

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