Since 1981, MSOE’s Applied Technology Center™ (ATC) has provided innovative industry solutions plus education and networking to create competitive differentiation for clients and MSOE students. With more than 250 industry-sponsored projects annually, most of which are conducted under non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), our centers and students are at the forefront of providing solutions to real-time challenges facing industry. Around 40 undergraduate and several graduate research assistants support the operations within the centers.

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The ATC is home to several centers of excellence:

In addition, the ATC manages MSOE’s sponsored grants from all federal agencies and collaboration with industry projects including technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property (IP).

Did you know that:

  • FPI has been providing fluid power education and solutions to industry since 1962 and was the first academic institution to join the NFPA in 1972
  • PERD has instructed over 2,500 industry professionals in over 200 public and customer sites, in fluid-power-related courses in the last decade       
  • RPC, founded in 1991, developed the Additive Manufacturing Body of Knowledge (AMBOK) and the first Additive Manufacturing Certificate program for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) & America Makes
  • FPI has provided testing data for more than half of the lift bridges on the Milwaukee Riverwalk       
  • FPIC provides continuing education, aligned with NFPA’s Technology and Manufacturing Roadmaps, quarterly through ½-day seminars for 300+ industry professionals annually