The UW-MRSEC runs the Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) to encourage interaction between Wisconsin’s materials and manufacturing businesses and cutting edge materials research science and engineering at University of Wisconsin campuses. The consortium aims to facilitate two-way knowledge exchange that both increases the impact of campus research and the competitiveness of Wisconsin’s industries. AMIC also ties different parts of the UW Madison campus and the entire UW system together from an industrial perspective (e.g. CoE Facilities, the Grainger Institute for Engineering, MRSEC and RM2N)
Member benefits include increased networking opportunities at AMIC-sponsored events such as the annual meeting, increased opportunities to provide input into research directions including sponsoring research projects, access to shared instrumentation facilities, an in-residence Industrial Fellow program, and pre-incubator resources for startups.