Grant to boost Innovation Campus, biotech startups
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will use a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to build biotechnology lab space at Nebraska Innovation Campus for small and start-up companies.
Together with unused construction funds to match the Economic Development Administration's grant, UNL will create a “biotechnology connector program” to stimulate economic growth in fields from agriculture to pharmaceuticals in Nebraska.
Football Friday held in conjunction with NIC Grand Opening
Celebrate the Nebraska Innovation Campus Grand Opening with the Nebraska Alumni Association’s Football Friday, Oct. 9, at Innovation Commons, 2021 Transformation Drive. Come early for walking tours of NIC facilities from 4-5:30 p.m., and stay for the program beginning at 5:30.
Product development company IntelliFarm is Nebraska Innovation Campus’ newest partner. Dan Duncan, executive director of NIC, said the company would move its corporate office into space on campus later this year.
“We are pleased with the synergy and interactions IntelliFarm will bring to our campus and culture,” Duncan said.
NuTek Food Science, a company that helps create great-tasting and affordable food to enhance global health, will locate its research and development office at Nebraska Innovation Campus later this year, Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director, announced Aug. 4.
Innovation Campus greenhouse puts plants through the paces
A single stalk of sorghum -- planted in a two-gallon bucket -- was the star of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Fascination of Plants Day, an event showcasing how the leafy lifeforms are integral to life.
Winding its way down a conveyor belt and through several chambers with doors automatically opening with a hydraulic hiss, the plant was the focal point of a sneak preview of greenhouses going up on Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Cooper Foundation grant to expand Innovation Studio
The Cooper Foundation of Lincoln has provided a grant of $200,000 to support the Nebraska Innovation Studio, a 16,000-square-foot maker space in the Innovation Commons Building at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Students hone creativity in Innovation Studio course
This is the true story of 23 UNL students from various academic backgrounds, picked to work together and learn about new technologies; to find out what happens when people start tinkering and begin to develop bigger ideas.
This is "Making for Innovation," a unique, first-time UNL course offered in the new Innovation Studio at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
The market for crop imaging by drones was saturated, so Vishal Singh pivoted to using unmanned aerial vehicles in the beef industry.
Singh found a need to identify individual ailing cattle within a herd as a measure to improve food production and raise margins, so he experimented with fixing a thermal imaging camera to a drone to look for changes in temperature in the animals.
Nebraska Innovation Campus announces 3 new partners
Nebraska Innovation Campus has announced three new partners. Dan Duncan, executive director of NIC, said Hastings HVAC, Echo Canyon Services and Quantified Ag would move into space on campus later this year.
“NIC and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln welcome these three companies and are excited about the culture and innovation they bring in becoming our partners,” Duncan said.
Nebraska Innovation Campus ahead of its timetable for completion
By Natasha Rausch / World-Herald bureau
LINCOLN — The former State Fair Park is gone. In its place sits three state-of-the-art buildings that mark a new era of engineering and science at the Nebraska Innovation Campus, where private and public sectors will combine to create new technology near the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Construction began in 2013, and now the campus has 380,000 of the 2.2 million square feet covered, with $120 million spent.
Publishing results in an academic journal or presenting them at a national conference represents a finish line for many researchers. For those looking to transfer their work from public institution to private industry, however, this finish line becomes a starting point.
A new course offered at Nebraska Innovation Studio on Nebraska Innovation Campus
This spring semester, Shane Farritor, PhD and Liana Owad, MFA will be teaching “Making for Innovation” which will cover techniques used to bring ideas to reality. This will be the first class to meet at Nebraska Innovation Studio – the UNL makerspace – located on Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Nebraska Innovation Campus could move closer to independence when the University of Nebraska Board of Regents considers giving the research and development park more authority over its operations.
Regents are set to consider allowing the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to approve subleases within its master-leased areas of Innovation Campus, as well as add structures to the terms of directors overseeing campus operations.
UNL Media Advisory - News conference, tour of new renewable energy system Tuesday at NIC
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 27, 2014 -- University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler and others will appear at a news conference on Tuesday unveiling and detailing the new Centralized Renewable Energy System (CRES) at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The unique renewable energy system is among a handful in the world that warms and cools buildings by exchanging heat from treated wastewater discharged from a city facility next to the research park.
Nebraska Innovation Campus poised for next phase of growth
Phase I of development at UNL's Nebraska Innovation Campus is ahead of schedule, with facilities taking shape that will attract talent, open new opportunities for students and faculty and grow Nebraska’s economy.
Here are notes on the 2014 class of startups guided by NMotion, the University of Nebraska's startup accelerator in Lincoln. The companies gave demonstrations to a crowd of about 350 at Innovation Campus this week.
Team: Husband and wife, Kurt Knecht and Jennifer Rosenblatt, Lincoln.
Quick pitch: Helping composers keep more revenue from their work through an online marketplace.
UNL chancellor upbeat as new school year set to begin
With another school year about to begin at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, it was an opportune time Tuesday for UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman to tout what’s on the university’s short and long-term horizon during a visit to Norfolk.
For example, enrollment this fall looks to be strong because of a large incoming freshman class. On-campus student housing is full and the university will be welcoming 200 Brazilian students, Perlman said. Official enrollment figures will be released later.
Join the Nebraska Alumni Association, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the local business community for the public grand opening celebration of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center. Click here to register.
StarTran will add a bus route to shuttle University of Nebraska-Lincoln students to and from Nebraska Innovation Campus beginning in August 2015.
The NU Board of Regents approved a five-year, $4.1 million agreement for bus service with the city of Lincoln on Friday, including the new route connecting UNL’s City and East campuses with Innovation Campus.
That was the message at UNL's 2014 Interdisciplinary Faculty Retreat on May 15-16, which also served as the kickoff event at Nebraska Innovation Campus' new conference center. Researchers from across campus met their faculty colleagues and learned about research going on at the university.
Terence Bowden hops pond to build UNL Innovation Campus accelerator
It was a gloomy, wet evening in Dublin when Terence Bowden's phone rang as he left work at 7 p.m. to walk to the train in the rain.
His former boss was calling from sunny Arizona. Would he be interested in hopping the pond to start an accelerator in the middle of America at the University of Nebraska's new Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC)?
The University of Nebraska added $4.5 million in leased space at Nebraska Innovation Campus Friday, bringing its total lease commitment at the research and technology park to $7.8 million.
The NU Board of Regents approved a plan adding 117,000 additional square feet of space to the campus and moving the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Food Science and Technology Department to the campus in 2015.
UNL Maker Space, Maker Club aim to create innovative culture on campus
Jay Carlson knows the power of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Three years ago, when he was an electrical engineering undergrad at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he also was a page designer at UNL's student newspaper the Daily Nebraskan. Every night, he would work with reporters, copy editors and photographers to design a visually appealing paper.
“I’m someone who has a left and a right brain, and I like to use both," Carlson said.
Nebraska Innovation Campus will open for business this summer as the first two buildings and a four-season greenhouse go online.
Construction on the former State Fair Park continues as the two buildings — the former 4-H Building and new Companion Building — are scheduled to open for a June move-in. Work on the state-of-the-art greenhouse will begin soon.
UNL Maker Space will be hands-on gathering place for creative minds
Hands-on students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will soon have an outlet for their creativity in the form of the Maker Space, a proposed facility on UNL’s Innovation Campus.
Shane Farritor, a professor of mechanical and materials engineering and member of the Innovation Campus faculty advisory committee, proposed the idea of Maker Space at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“I think such a place could really help UNL students in a lot of ways,” Farritor said.
A pair of open information sessions about Nebraska Innovation Campus will take place this week. The first is 1 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium; the second is at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 in the East Union Arbor Suite. Both sessions, which are free and open to faculty, staff, students and the public, will be led by Dan Duncan, executive director of the NIC.
Nebraska Innovation Campus expands leadership team
Nebraska Innovation Campus has made recent changes and additions to its leadership team. Executive director Dan Duncan announced that Kate Engel has accepted the position of community engagement and operations manager, while Terence Bowden has accepted the position of business accelerator director.
City, UNL partner on Nebraska Innovation Campus renewable energy system
Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced Friday a joint project to use reclaimed, non-drinkable water from the city’s Theresa Street Wastewater treatment plant to heat and cool facilities at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
UNL’s investment of $12 million in the Central Renewable Energy System, or CRES, has been approved by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and will be introduced to the Lincoln City Council on Sept. 30.
Nebraska Innovation Campus to collaborate with ConAgra Foods
"Breaking Ground for the Future" was the theme for a major announcement today on a new level of collaboration between University of Nebraska-Lincoln and ConAgra Foods. The collaboration continues and accelerates research and development projects at Nebraska Innovation Campus -- the university's project for private-public innovation and research.