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Mutual of Omaha to have presence at Nebraska Innovation Campus

Nebraska Innovation Campus Executive Director Dan Duncan announced Sept. 13 that Mutual of Omaha will move into space at NIC this fall.

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Construction begins on newest Nebraska Innovation Campus building

Construction on a new 80,000-square-foot, multi-tenant building at Nebraska Innovation Campus is underway.

Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director, said the building continues the momentum of the long-term build-out plan for the research campus. The newest facility – NIC’s fifth – was announced Aug. 30 and is planned to open in late summer 2018 northeast of 21st Street and Transformation Drive.

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A new three-story, 80,000-square-foot building at Nebraska Innovation Campus will feature a business incubator and common spaces built to spur collaboration. The area around the building also will include a community garden and space for outdoor activities.

A model for innovation: Project will bring makerspace to Sidney

A new project led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will establish an Innovation Makerspace Co-Laboratory in Sidney, with the goal of building a network of makerspaces around the state in small towns and places they wouldn't normally exist.

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Shane Farritor, professor of engineering at Nebraska and director of Nebraska Innovation Studio, leads a workshop in the Nebraska Innovation Campus makerspace. A new project led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will establish an Innovation Makerspace Co-Laboratory in Sidney.

Seminar program at Nebraska helps food entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs looking to start a food business are encouraged to register for the National Food Entrepreneur Program offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Food Processing Center. The program, which began in 1989, helps people develop their products and businesses.

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University leads research into heat-tolerant crops

Lincoln, Neb. — Harkamal Walia, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been awarded a $5.78 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the affects of high nighttime temperatures on wheat and rice. 

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Harkamal Walia (second from left) discusses an experimental plan for the grant at the high-throughput phenotyping facility at the Greenhouse Innovation Center on Nebraska Innovation Campus. From left is Toshihiro Obata, Hongfeng Yu and Qi Zhang. Not pictured are researchers Chi Zhang and Gota Morota. (Craig Chandler - University Communication)

Mill Coffee & Bistro set for June 12 opening at NIC

Open to public, NIC's first restaurant is a new take on a local favorite

The Mill Coffee & Bistro will open for business at Nebraska Innovation Campus on June 12.

The Bistro will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a menu that features The Mill’s signature coffees and teas as well as an expanded food menu of breakfast items, lunch items, small plates, snacks, wine and beer. The new restaurant is open to the public.

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 Members of NIC partner Spreetail check out The Mill Coffee & Bistro on June 7. The new restaurant -- the first for Nebraska Innovation Campus -- opens to the public June 12. Craig Chandler | University Communication

Makerspaces: A Growing Nebraska Trend

Makerspaces are do-it-yourself shops popping up all across the U.S. The fast-growing trend has caught the attention of Nebraska educators and aspiring entrepreneurs.


Koosha Mooghen Dastgerdi immigrated to the United States from Iran in 2014 for two reasons. The first:

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Koosha Mooghen Dastgerdi is a furniture maker who immigrated to the U.S. from Iran in 2014. He now designs and creates furniture at the Innovation Studio on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. (Photo by Ben Bohall, NET News)

Bolero expands to research administration outside of UNL

Companies, postsecondary institutions and other large organizations are becoming more intentional about corporate innovation. But sometimes a solution to an internal problem can unexpectedly turn into a startup.

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