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AIM Tech Celebration highlights region’s achievements

The AIM Tech Celebration welcomed nearly 450 of the Silicon Prairie’s tech professionals and supporters to the Omaha Design Center for an awards ceremony recognizing those who have made a profound impact within the local tech community.

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Brite Belt joins Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

Brite Belt, a company that specializes in flat conveyor belt cleaning and sanitizing, has joined the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation.

The alliance, launched by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and industry partners in 2015, works to improve sanitation approaches and practices with and for the food industry.

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MCNA Dental newly located at NIC

Nebraska Innovation Campus has announced a new partner. Dan Duncan, NIC's executive director, said MCNA Dental recently moved into its office space on the campus.

MCNA Dental is a leading dental benefits manager committed to providing high-quality services to state agencies and managed care organizations for their Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare members. They serve about 4 million children and adults in Nebraska, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Iowa and Idaho, with operations to begin soon in Arkansas.

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Duncan elected to AURP Board of Directors

Dan Duncan, executive director of Nebraska Innovation Campus, has been elected to serve on the Association of University Research Parks' board of directors. Duncan was selected during the association's 2017 International Conference, which was Oct. 12 in Huntsville, Alabama. Read more about Duncan's selection.

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NIC honored with Emerging Research Park Award

Reflecting five years of momentum, Nebraska Innovation Campus was honored with the Emerging Research Park Award from the Association of University Research Parks on Oct. 11.

The award, among several of the association’s Awards of Excellence, is presented annually to a research park that has been in operation fewer than 10 years and excels in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, promoting business growth, jobs and public revenue.

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Nebraska Innovation Campus receives the Emerging Research Park Award during the annual conference of the Association of University Research Parks on Oct. 11.

Listen to America: A HuffPost Road Trip to stop in Lincoln, forum at NIC

HuffPost is hitting the road on a 25-city tour to hear concerns from across the nation.

They want to know: What does it mean to be American today? To find out, they're hitting the road this fall to interview people about their hopes, dreams, fears and definition of "being American." By converting a tour bus into a mobile video studio, they’ll capture conversations with people of all ages and backgrounds. Their goal: moving, multimedia storytelling that showcases what we share as Americans, rather than what divides us.

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KRVN, Rural Radio Network to locate news bureau, studio at NIC

Nebraska radio station KRVN 880 and the Rural Radio Network will add a news bureau and production studio at Nebraska Innovation Campus this fall.

"KRVN's radio network across the state will enable NIC to connect to everyone in Nebraska and share our stories," NIC Executive Director Dan Duncan said.

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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.

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