Four years ago, we turned the first shovel of dirt at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Leaders in Nebraska education, business and government had outlined a bold vision for this public-private venture adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. We wanted to combine the expertise of UNL faculty with the resources of the private sector to bring research breakthroughs to market, attract talent to our state and grow Nebraska’s workforce and economy.
Almost 20 private partners, tens of thousands of visitors, and hundreds of jobs and student internships later, our only regret is that we didn’t start down this path decades earlier.
Submitted by: TONN OSTERGARD, DANA BRADFORD, TOM HENNING, JoANN MARTIN and LARRY MILLER