The Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) is the industry outreach arm of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), which is one of about a dozen National Science Foundation (NSF) funded centers nationwide. The AMIC is also the Madison chapter of the Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network (RM2N), ,a network of industry and academic institutions centered in Wisconsin. The mission of AMIC and RM2N is to facilitate frequent conversations among the industrial and academic stakeholders so that industrial innovation is sustained and given a competitive edge. This innovation is stoked with resourceful graduates, open access to sophisticated instrumentation and other specialized equipment, as well as seeded interest at the K-12 level of education, guided by the Wisconsin Idea. By broadcasting opportunities for industry-university collaborations and student projects, companies can leverage exploratory developments, evaluate future employees, and work with faculty to optimize processes and product features. If you think you would like to be a part of this, please contact us!