The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Innovation Campus is a promising public-private research park that, while in the earliest stages of development, is flourishing.

To see a thriving harbinger of greater things to come, take a peek inside the UWM Innovation Accelerator building that has been open less than three years.

On the first floor, you see one of the most advanced prototyping centers in the Midwest. The center develops prototypes for inventors, early-stage companies and large firms alike. Engineers and machinists are developing medical devices that surgeons will one day implant in the human body with machining so intricate, it takes a microscope to see the detail of the design. On another bench, you see a pleasure boat accessory being developed for a local company that you may one day rest your cold beverage on while cruising Lake Michigan, and virtually everything in-between. Read the full story here.