News

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.

Read Moreof "Innovation Campus greenhouse puts plants through the paces"
Agronomy and horticulture professor Daniel Schachtman gives a tour of the greenhouse and newly installed LemnaTec plant phenotyping system Monday at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

At UNL, Madeleine Albright discusses how food-rich America can help feed the world

Food security is not just about politics or economics, according to Madeleine Albright. For Americans, feeding the world is a moral imperative.

Albright was at the University of Nebraska’s Innovation Campus on Monday as the keynote speaker for the Food Factory of the Future conference. Albright was named U.S. Secretary of State in 1997, the first woman to hold that position and the highest-ranking woman in U.S. government at the time. She now teaches at Georgetown University and leads a global strategy firm.

Read Moreof "At UNL, Madeleine Albright discusses how food-rich America can help feed the world"
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was at the University of Nebraska’s Innovation Campus on Monday as the keynote speaker for the Food Factory of the Future conference. “We need every available voice speaking up for a better future,” she said.

Researchers offer preview of Innovation Campus greenhouse

UNL's new state-of-the-art greenhouse facility at Nebraska Innovation Campus will open for a preview and celebration of Fascination of Plants Day at 2:30 p.m. May 18.

The unique system is one of a handful operating worldwide and will be used by researchers to study plant characteristics and responses to environmental stressors — such as drought. The phenotyping system has the potential to significantly advance UNL's plant science research agenda and open new opportunities for private-sector collaborations.

Read Moreof "Researchers offer preview of Innovation Campus greenhouse"
 Craig Chandler | University Communications A preview of the Nebraska Innovation Campus greenhouse and unique phenotyping system begins at 2:30 p.m. May 18.

Albright to deliver food workshop keynote on May 18

Madeleine Albright, a former U.S. secretary of state, will deliver the keynote address during the Food Factory of the Future Workshop at UNL's Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Albright's address, which is free and open to faculty, staff and students, is 9:15 a.m. May 18 in the NIC auditorium. The talk, "Feeding a Global Population," will address ways to make high-quality food accessible and affordable worldwide. Albright will also discuss the need to feed and nourish a growing population in a sustainable way. A short question and answer session will follow the talk.

Read Moreof "Albright to deliver food workshop keynote on May 18"
Madeleine K. Albright

Korean cuisine company announces intent to move to NIC

An Omaha-based company specializing in Korean foods announced its intention April 20 to move to Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Read Moreof "Korean cuisine company announces intent to move to NIC"
Suji Park speaks at an April 20 announcement at 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.

"This charter investment in Nebraska Innovation Studio embodies one of the hallmarks of Cooper Foundation grant making,” said Jack Campbell, chairman of the board of trustees of the Cooper Foundation. "We strive to provide early investment in ventures of significant promise, and the development of this maker space certainly fits the bill."

Read Moreof "Cooper Foundation grant to expand Innovation Studio"
Students listen to a presentation led by Stephen Morin, assistant professor of chemistry, in Nebraska Innovation Studio. A grant from the Cooper Foundation will expand the maker space, which is located at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Innovation Campus adds Korean food processor

Suji Park owns and operates Korean restaurants in South Korea and Japan -- and caters food service at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul -- but she has long been drawn to Nebraska’s status as the Beef State.

“It’s the Silicon Valley of red meat,” said Park, whose Suji’s Cuisine was announced Monday as the fifth private company and first international tenant of Nebraska Innovation Campus. They already have a sales office employing six people in Omaha.

Read Moreof "Innovation Campus adds Korean food processor"
Suji Park, founder of Food Dreams Made Real, delivers remarks Monday at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Her company, Suji's Cuisine USA, a producer of South Korean prepared meals, is opening an office at the campus for research and development.

NU's Innovation Campus to host packaged Korean food producer's research HQ

LINCOLN — On land once famed for food on a stick, an Omaha entrepreneur declared Monday that she’s hoping to put kimchi on a shelf.

Suji Park, founder and “chief inspirational officer” of Suji’s Cuisine USA, announced that the company will soon open a modest research and development division at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln technology park occupies the former location of the Nebraska State Fair.

Read Moreof "NU's Innovation Campus to host packaged Korean food producer's research HQ"
Street signs on the Nebraska Innovation Campus at 21st and Transformation Drive in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Nov. 20, 2014.

Wood cut from State Fair Park trees crafted into table

In line with the renovation of the former 4-H Building and Industrial Arts Building, Nebraska Innovation Campus is continuing to make the old new. Click here for the full story.

Read Moreof "Wood cut from State Fair Park trees crafted into table"
Cheryl Horst (from left), Rose Robotham and Phill Bakken, of NUtech Ventures work Monday at the boardroom table in the Innovation Commons building on Innovation campus. The table was built using green ash from trees cut down at the former State Fair Park.

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.

Read Moreof "Students hone creativity in Innovation Studio course"
"Making for Innovation" is a unique, first-time course offered at Innovation Studio on Nebraska Innovation Campus. The course, which is designed to foster creativity, includes 23 students representing 10 different disciplines.

Pages