Our Mission

Our mission is to attract, reward, and invest in innovative concepts and plans created by students, staff, and faculty among Wisconsin’s higher education institutions.

The Vision

Our vision is to harness innovative technological solutions to enhance all aspects of living by creating improved experiences, productivity, efficiency and convenience to people from all walks of life.

Goals & Objectives

To Solicit a broad, crowd-sourced spectrum of innovative concepts and plans. To identify and invest in Wisconsin’s innovators. To Cultivate partner relationships among key state-wide institutions. To retain and attract talent in the state, while opening Foxconn employment opportunities.

SCSF Impetus

As a global technology services leader, Foxconn has long been investing in new and emerging technologies.  Our vision is to harness innovative technological solutions to enhance all aspects of smart lives and to bring greater convenience to people from all walks of life.

Municipalities across the USA and globally are beginning to focus on building connected infrastructures and systems which form the basis of Smart Cities and Smart Futures. Adapting “smart” concepts helps municipalities and rural areas to attract and retain talent, improve efficiencies, and build collaboration among diverse civic, industry and education partners.

This is an area that Foxconn believes can contribute to as our company has amassed significant expertise in related areas such as Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices, IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Industrial AI, Industry 4.0, and Networks and Robotics.

Leveraging Foxconn’s AI+8K+5G technology, this initiative seeks to tap into the richly diverse talent pipeline of undergraduate and graduate students, their mentors and professors who are studying, researching, and working within Wisconsin’s public and private universities and colleges. The goal of this Foxconn initiative is to identify innovative solutions and to harness technology that improves and enhances living and working environments, promotes attractive neighborhoods, streetscapes, transportation networks and living spaces, and improves sustainability.

This will support Wisconsin’s transformation into a global high-tech hub and boost the state’s ability to attract top talent and global companies looking to tap the opportunities that Wisconn Valley has to offer.

Who pays for all of this?

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 Wisconsin 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.

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