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Innovation Campus helps Nebraskans turn recipes into reality

Helping Nebraskans cook up innovation, the Food Processing Center turns recipes into reality, and finds new ways to use the crops Nebraska grows so well.

The former state fair park is now the Nebraska Innovation Campus, which includes the Food Processing Center, and test kitchen.

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Innovation Campus helps Nebraskans turn recipes into reality

Innovation Campus’ ‘Pop-Up Bookshop’ will offer affordable books, community

The start of a new semester brings many constants that seasoned college students have grown used to: the promise of a successful football season, lots of coffee and, unfortunately, the purchase of bland textbooks .

But during the first week of classes, the University of Nebraska Press and the Nebraska Innovation Campus are partnering for an event where students can purchase some more leisurely books: the Pop-Up Bookshop. 

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University of Nebraska Press Pop-Up Bookshop

10 years after fair move, UNL grows dynamic Innovation Campus

As the tenth State Fair in Grand Island kicks off, most doubts have been laid to rest.

Back at the old State Fair Park in Lincoln, the same grounds where kids once showed have changed, but it's still about agriculture - solving global challenges related to food and water.

Dr. Paul Black is taking biochemistry out of the classroom, into the real world.

"To see this build out here is really pretty cool," Black said of his lab.

Pretty cool indeed, as the Nebraska Innovation Campus takes shape.

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Paul Black with Vestal W20 at Nebraska Innovation Campus

Lincoln biotech company gets contract to improve flu vaccine

Adjuvance Technologies, a biopharmaceutical company based at Nebraska Innovation Campus, has received a contract from the government to work on improving the influenza vaccine.

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Lincoln-based biopharmceutical company Adjuvance Technologies has received a government contract to work with improving the flu vaccine.

Nebraska program helps guard against food allergens

When Nebraska’s Steve Taylor founded the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program nearly 25 years ago — with the support of seven companies — he couldn’t have anticipated what came next.

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Faculty and graduate students from the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program include (from left) Melanie Downs, Shimin Chen, Bini Ramachandran, Steve Taylor, Joe Baumert, Abigail Burrows, Wanying Cao and Lee Palmer.

Nebraska’s homespun mini surgical robot company inspires support

Virtual Incision Corporation (VIC), founded on the collaborative efforts of two professors in the University of Nebraska ecosystem, has once again secured additional funding for its in vivo surgical robotics platform.

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Innovation Studio readying metal shop, complete redesign

When Nebraska Innovation Studio opened in 2015, it was a pre-eminent makerspace unlike anything else in the state — and it’s only getting better.

By the end of 2019, NIS will boast a metal shop, larger instant prototyping inventory and larger woodshop, among other improvements.

A new classroom for groups has been completed. NIS Director David Martin said the classroom opened in May and has welcomed school groups, a Solid Works hobby group and the Native Youth Summer Academy.

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Nebraska Innovation Studio Shop Manager Jerry Reif works with a virtual welder to calibrate it. The virtual welders will be available to train aspiring welders.

What If...: Quantified Ag

Quantified Ag: Called a "FitBit for Cows," high tech ear tags created by a Lincoln company and founder Vishal Singh make it easier for cattle producers to monitor animal health. This story is part of "What if..." a program exploring innovation and creativity in Nebraska. Video>>

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"What If..." a new NET Television series about innovation and creativity

'Each table is a small victory' - How volunteers and salvage lumber are helping flood victims

The idea came to John Ingram when he gathered with his family around their dining room table, but he didn’t know it yet.

This was a couple of months ago, when Nebraska’s rising rivers were forcing people from their homes.

“We were talking about how terrible the floods were, and how sad it was that people were losing everything — and they weren’t able to have a dinner like we’re having,” he said this week. “We were talking about how we could help. That’s what we do as neighbors, as Nebraskans. We help.”

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Will Cox (left) places a cup of in front of his dad, Brian, as they test out a table they are building at Nebraska Innovation Studio. The table, built out of reclaimed wood from Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, will be given to a family affected by the flooding this spring.

MatMaCorp brings genetic testing technology into veterinary clinics

Scientific instrument manufacturer, MatMaCorp has developed a system that enables veterinary clinics to conduct inhouse genetic testing for their clients rather than outsourcing to larger high-tech labs.

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Solas 8 device and the two kits (MagicTip kits for DNA and C-SAND kits for tests) sold by MatMaCorp

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