Discovery Center

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The Discovery Center is following UW-Stout campus COVID-19 guidelines, safety requirements and meeting protocols (see latest updates). Discovery Center Staff is available during normal business hours, with limited on campus representation. Discovery Center visitors are allowed access to our offices by appointment only. 

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday, dependent on building availability

Appointments can be set by contacting our offices:

Main office - 715-232-2397 or discoverycenter@uwstout.edu

  • including Center for Innovation & Development, Center for Limnological Research & Rehabilitation, EDA-University Center, FabLab, and Leadership Institute

Manufacturing Outreach Center - 866-880-2262 or moc@uwstout.edu

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs - 715-232-1126 or rs@uwstout.edu

Professional Education Programs & Services - 715-232-2793 or profed@uwstout.edu

Welcome message from Chancellor Katherine P. Frank / UW-Stout

Discovery Center is the University of Wisconsin-Stout's primary outreach and engagement organization. We are a vibrant group of skilled problem solvers, gifted learners, and action-oriented colleagues working together to overcome hurdles you face in process improvement, product development, business growth, continuing education, culture development, applied research, and much more.

How can Discovery Center innovate success
with you today?

Reduce my costs.

Reduce working capital costs, eliminate waste, promote operational improvements, and increase your customer satisfaction rate with guidance from the experts at UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center. Learn more. >

Develop my product.

Taking your product idea from concept to reality can be daunting, especially if you're unfamiliar with research protocols, cost analyses, manufacturing issues, legalities, commercialization, etc. Let Discovery Center help. Learn more. >

Research my unique challenge.

Have a business or manufacturing challenge that's not easily defined? Let us know. >

Increase my sales.

Where are your new markets? What could your new products and messages be? Let UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center provide the innovative tools and expertise to spark your company's growth. Learn more. >

Enhance my professional skill set.

Empower yourself as a lifelong learner! Register today for UW-Stout Professional Education business training, adult educational programs, conferences, workshops, and more. Learn more. >

Engage my employees.

UW-Stout Discovery Center is ready to help you achieve personal and professional development goals for your staff and yourself. Check out our skill building seminars, customized training, leadership offerings, and more. Learn more. >

Manage my event.

The thought of having to work out all the details and arrangements for a successful program can be overwhelming. Let the experience of UW-Stout Professional Education save you hours of work and lots of headaches! Learn more. >

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Realizing Affordable Healthcare

Businesses finding solutions through the Discovery Center’s CEO Peer Council.
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Industry Connections Report

Connections is designed to serve as a guide for how you can benefit from engaging with UW-Stout in a variety of ways.
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Interview with Jeff Dykes

Captain Jeff Dykes teamed with Discovery Center to develop the Northern Star digital compass.
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Manufacturing Outreach Center

Discovery Center collaboration resulted in clients' sales, cost savings, and investments totaling approx. $147M.
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Furthering Food Safety Workshop

Professional Education Programs

Discovery Center served approximately 3,559 participants in continuing education and special events.
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Office of Research and Programs

We facilitated more than 193 projects engaging students, faculty, researchers, and community.
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I wish we would've done this years ago! ...people are very involved and the culture is changing.
Michael Hunter Chief Operating Officer, Volm Companies

Discovery Center

All Discovery Center News

Small manufacturer emerges more efficient after Lean training

At C&N Manufacturing in central Wisconsin, the daily arrival of a FedEx semi driver to take away packaged orders should have been a good sign.

University Dining utensils find new life at Fab Lab

University of Wisconsin-Stout students snipped compostable plastic knives, forks, spoons and coffee cup lids from University Dining into bits, getting ready to

Founder of fab lab Moscow to speak March 4 on material reuse

Single-use plastic bottles can gain new life as plastics material used in artistic designs through fab labs.