Chancellor Mark Mone affirmed his commitment to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee being a research institution on Thursday, but he said the future success and development of research will require private partnerships.

“What we’re trying to do is signal, very clearly, how we’ve put the pedal down even further on our commitment to research at UWM,” Mone said during a presentation to the Wisconsin Innovation Network meeting at the university’s Innovation Accelerator in Wauwatosa. Read the full BizTimes story here.