Foxconn pledged $100 million to UW-Madison

It`s been about a year since Foxconn Technology Group pledged $100 million to help fund a new UW-Madison engineering building and company-related research. According to the university it has received $700,000, less than 1% of the original commitment.

Foxconn`s partnerships with University of Wisconsin System campuses have seen mixed success so far.

A UW-Milwaukee program drew more student participation in its first year than originally announced and Foxconn launched the second year of its "Smart Cities-Smart Futures" manufacturing competition Monday. Last year`s competition yielded 325 submissions from students, faculty, and staff from campuses across the state.

But developments appear to be progressing slowly at the flagship campus. Some UW-Madison officials visited company locations in Asia last spring, but a System-wide trip to Foxconn sites was postponed last fall and has yet to be rescheduled....

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