Microsoft’s $3.3 billion data center campus in Mount Pleasant isn’t the only investment the company is making in Wisconsin. Along with an expanded physical presence, Microsoft is investing in several education-focused initiatives that business leaders say could cement the state as a leader in the technology industry.

One of those initiatives is a forthcoming AI Co-Innovation Lab that will be housed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Connected Systems Institute.

“This could become a destination for (entrepreneurs) to come in and incubate their ideas,” said Joe Hamman, executive director at UWM’s Connected Systems Institute.