Discovery Center

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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.

Realizing affordable healthcare for small business.

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

Connections Magazine

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

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. >

Interview with Jeff Dykes

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

Discovery Center 2018 Impact

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

Discovery Center 2018 Impact

Discovery Center served approximately 3,559 participants in continuing education and special events.
Professional Ed

Discovery Center 2018 Impact

We facilitated more than 193 projects engaging students, faculty, researchers, and community.
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

Manufacturing Advantage Series features automation workshop

A program presented by University of Wisconsin-Stout will help manufacturers make the leap into automation.

Personal finance, Shaken Baby Syndrome part of education conference

A speaker discussing personal finance and a training event for Shaken Baby Syndrome are part of the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference.

Discovery Center Fab Lab open house planned Sept. 24

Senior Spencer Davidsz loves seeing his accessory ideas for an animation conference costume come to life in the Discovery Center Fab Lab at University of Wiscon