M-WERC hosts third annual Demo Day for WERCBench Labs graduates

News Release 2017-12-15 09:37:00

M-WERC hosts third annual Demo Day for WERCBench Labs graduates
Event draws more than 100 of region's top investors and entrepreneurs  

Visitors had the opportunity last night to get a first look at six incredible teams of engineers and innovators as they pitched their companies and shared highlights of their 12-week experience at WERCBench Labs.

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Co-founder of WERCBench Labs team Switched Source named to Forbes 30 under 30 list of innovators

News Release 2017-11-29 09:46:19

Co-founder of WERCBench Labs team Switched Source named to Forbes 30 under 30 list of innovators 
Lane Nelson joins list of recipients in energy category 

Hailing from East Lansing, Michigan the team from Switched Source spent the last several months in Milwaukee as part of the M-WERC’s accelerator program WERCBench Labs.

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Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) - Working Group Update

Blog 2017-11-28 10:45:46

The Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) working group was the first working group formed by M-WERC in 2015. This group is the outcome of the 2014 Building Energy Efficiency strategic roadmap. With more than 30 members from various academic and industries entities in Southeastern Wisconsin, the IEE working group’s next steps are built around its action plans for the upcoming year of 2018. 

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Distributed Energy/Energy Storage - Working Group Update

Blog 2017-11-28 10:42:43

The Distributed Energy/Energy Storage (DE/ES) working group is M-WERC’s largest Working Group with over 80 members from throughout the Midwest. The DE/ES was formed in early 2016 an has grown steadily under the leadership of co-chairs Paul Poblocki from Johnson Controls and Adel Nasiri from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. 

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Construction and Engineering - Working Group Update

Blog 2017-11-28 10:36:55

The Construction & Engineering (C&E) working group was formed in late 2016 to focuses on educating construction and engineering related members in industry advancements, as well as developing a focus for M-WERC to lead potential research, pilot projects and publications. 

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Energy-Water Nexus - Working Group Update

Blog 2017-11-28 10:33:32


The Energy-Water Nexus (EWN) working group was formed earlier this year as an offshoot of the EWN Strategic Roadmap completed and released in February 2017. That fourth Strategic Roadmap from M-WERC explored cross-cutting technology opportunities for manufacturers in the energy and water spaces.

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Technology Innovation (TI) Program

Blog 2017-11-28 10:24:28

M-WERC’s Technology Innovation (research) program combines industry and academic insight and research capabilities to drive knowledge and technology development for its member companies and universities in the energy, power and controls. 

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WERCBench Labs - Demo Day Update

Blog 2017-11-16 12:21:56

The WERCBench Labs early-stage start-up program, now in its third year, is wrapping up the  12-week program after an intensive three months of learning and exploration featuring expert guest speakers, weekly support from mentors and coaches, dynamic and interactive sessions and professional presentations. In addition to using the workspace at M-WERC, the start-up businesses in this third year of WERCBench Labs have also had access to the new Lab and Prototyping space on the second floor of the Energy Innovation Center.

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Member highlight - LEM

Blog 2017-11-16 12:14:26

M-WERC member LEM is a market leader in providing innovative and high-quality solutions for measuring electrical parameters. It’s core products, current and voltage transducers, are used across a broad range of applications including; drives & welding, renewable energies & power supplies, traction, high precision, conventional and green car businesses.

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M-WERC Technology Innovation Update

Blog 2017-09-19 09:21:16

Since launching in 2009 sponsored research has remained one of the fundamental value propositions M-WERC provides. Often referred to as our Technology Innovation effort, the program has focused on pre-competitive research in which M-WERC industry research members partner with University members to jointly execute projects in areas aimed at applied research and development. 

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