“Foxconn is excited to continue our partnership with higher education in Wisconsin as the “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition continues to create the opportunity for students, faculty and staff to present their ideas that will improve our communities across Wisconsin,” said Dr. Alan Yeung, President, FEWI Development Corporation. “The company’s continued commitment to this three-year initiative, providing up to $1 million in awards, in-kind contribution to winners, reflects Foxconn’s desire to encourage innovation and critical thinking among young people who represent the workforce of the future.”
Foxconn is committing up to $1 million over the next three years to the Smart Cities-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 Cites-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, the UWM Research Foundation and SCORE.