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'Making for Innovation' will be first class at NIC

A new course will allow up to 30 students to get hands-on experience and help launch the UNL Maker Space in the spring semester.

The course, "Making for Innovation," will be the first to meet at Nebraska Innovation Studio — formerly the UNL Maker Space — on Nebraska Innovation Campus. Shane Farritor, professor of mechanical and materials engineering, and Liana Owad, Maker Space coordinator, will guide the class.

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The first floor of the Innovation Commons building will be home to the Nebraska Innovation Studio. The studio will be a makerspace designed to encourage interactions between students during creative and building processes.

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.

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At The College, Toilets and Showers Are Unexpected Sources of Energy

While some might not be thrilled to discover their neighbor is home to sewage, engineers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln saw it differently—as an opportunity to repurpose the city’s wastewater into a source of renewable energy.

With plans under way to turn Nebraska’s state fairgrounds into the university’s new Nebraska Innovation Campus, engineers realized the construction site was sitting next to prime real estate: the city’s wastewater plant.

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The University of Nebraska's Nebraska Innovation Campus harnesses wastewater to keep students warm.

UNL to sublease space at 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.

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Construction continues on the east side of the Food Innovation Center at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Work continues to transform the former Industrial Arts Building into greenhouse and office space.

City, UNL partner to create unique renewable energy system at NIC

Through a unique renewable energy system, UNL students and Lincoln residents help provide energy to heat and cool Nebraska Innovation Campus when they shower and flush.

The Centralized Renewable Energy System, or CRES, warms and cools buildings by exchanging heat from treated wastewater discharged from a city facility next to the research park.

Sustainable energy strategies are an important part of Nebraska Innovation Campus' value proposition, NIC executive director Dan Duncan said.

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Innovation Commons on UNL's Nebraska Innovation Campus. The university has teamed with the City of Lincoln to create a system that warms and cools NIC buildings by exchanging heat from treated wastewater.

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.

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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.

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Construction at Nebraska Innovation Campus continues with work on the Food Innovation Center (right). Completed buildings include Innovation Commons (left), which includes the former Nebraska State Fair 4-H Building. The Food Innovation Center includes the former Industrial Arts Building.

NMotion's 2014 startup class show their stuff

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.

MusicSpoke

Team: Husband and wife, Kurt Knecht and Jennifer Rosenblatt, Lincoln.

Quick pitch: Helping composers keep more revenue from their work through an online marketplace.

Traction: 8,000 web page views, sales increased 245 percent, keeping 30 percent of every sale -- without paying for advertising, yet.

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More than 300 people attended demo day at Innovation Campus for the 2014 class of companies guided by NMotion, the University of Nebraska startup accelerator.
Vishal Singh of QuantifiedAg shows one of the tags he uses to identify and track sick cattle in feedlots at NMotion's day of demonstrations by its 2014 class of startup businesses.
Logos of NMotion's 2014 class of startup businesses.

Innovation Campus Newest Piece of NU's Tradition of Excellence

Throughout the years, the University of Nebraska (NU) System has transformed and adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of our state. It continues to innovate and adapt to new technologies, ensuring our students receive a quality education while providing top-tier research for the nation. Part of that evolution is the Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) that will bring new opportunities to our students and state.

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Nebraska Innovation Campus grand opening set

LINCOLN, Neb. — A grand opening will be held this week for the conference center at Nebraska Innovation Campus, the new research and technology park on Lincoln's old Nebraska State Fairgrounds.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman will make remarks at the grand opening Thursday.

The center provides multi-functional meeting and collaboration space that includes a 400-seat auditorium, 400-seat banquet room, eight breakout rooms and five catering options.

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