Foxconn Technology Group is fast becoming an ever-expanding franchise, spreading its tentacles throughout the state.

It is reaching out to contractors, suppliers and now to educational institutions for assistance in developing itself as an innovative, creative company — one of which the likes few have seen.

Tuesday, Foxconn will announce details of its proposed three-year, $1 million Smart City Smart Futures partnership challenge with the state’s higher education institutions.

Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the one-day summit includes a variety of presentations and discussions, including an education panel, a government panel and an industry panel.

The meeting is expected to draw more than 180, according to UW-P spokesman John Mielke. UW System President Ray Cross is to make opening remarks, with Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford making the closing remarks. Read the full story here.