Wednesday, September 19th

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, left, and UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank before signing a declaration of collaboration agreement Aug. 27 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery on the UW-Madison campus.(Photo: Associated Press)

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Foxconn Technology Group will manage their new research partnership largely behind closed doors, documents detailing the agreement show.

Foxconn and UW-Madison announced plans in August to create a technology institute on campus as well as a research facility in Mount Pleasant, where the Taiwanese electronics giant is constructing a massive flat-screen manufacturing facility with the help of up to $3.2 billion in state incentives.

The deal also calls for Foxconn to provide up to $100 million in matching grants to fund engineering research at UW-Madison

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Thursday that it has obtained documents outlining the agreement between UW-Madison and Foxconn. The documents indicate the school and the company will establish a joint steering committee to oversee the partnership.