Keep up with the latest news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines:
—The Milwaukee School of Engineering announced it’s building a $34 million facility devoted to artificial intelligence research and computational science education. The four-year college’s goal in constructing the 64,000-square-foot research center is to position MSOE “at the forefront in artificial intelligence, deep learning, cybersecurity, robotics, computing, and other next-generation technologies,” according to a press release. The facility will have classrooms, laboratories, an auditorium, and space for businesses that partner with MSOE, the school said. MSOE plans to break ground on the new center by mid-2018.
—Monona-based Phoenix (formerly Phoenix Nuclear Labs) raised a $12 million Series B round of financing led by New York-based Deerfield Management. Phoenix sells neutron generators and other machines to organizations in industries ranging from healthcare to defense to renewable energy. Read the full story here.