CID About Us

Center for Innovation and Development is a
Wisconsin SBDC specialty center located at UW-Stout
Discovery Center


The Discovery Center: Inspiring partnerships for innovative and knowledge-driven solutions for business, student learning and economic development.


Product Development and Rapid Prototyping


The Center for Innovation and Development provides a broad range of interaction to manufacturers, inventors, and entrepreneurs through collaboration with students, faculty, and staff.


Services include:


  • Feasibility assessment
  • Product engineering and design
  • Prototype development
  • Product evaluation
  • Patent advice

Initial consultation is conducted at the University in complete confidence for no charge. Fees are assessed for design and development services, and are identified at the outset of the project.


This outreach is intended to promote the commercialization of innovative products and technologies. Eligible products are disclosed to WiSys in pursuit of license wsbdc_logoagreements.


The Center is sponsored in part by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Small Business Development Center network, and is one of several entities of the Stout Technology Transfer Institute.