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Former Foxconn exec Alan Yeung hired by UW-Madison’s College of Engineering

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has hired one of Foxconn’s most prominent former Wisconsin executives.

Part of the deal former Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn executives struck with Wisconsin included a promise to give UW-Madison $100 million. But that money never showed up. And the Foxconn project has only faltered since it was announced.

Now Alan Yeung has joined UW-Madison’s College of Engineering as an entrepreneurship consultant. He’ll be helping the college “commercialize research, and connect with industry and entrepreneurs,” said Renee Meiller, a spokeswoman for the College of Engineering.