NIC works to connect private business partners with the talent of university faculty for the purpose of transforming ideas into innovations. NIC has established a collaborative and innovative culture that nurtures dynamic, creative energy.
Campus tours begin at 4 and 4:30 p.m. From 5 to 7 p.m., the Nebraska Alumni Association will host Football Friday at NIC in anticipation of the Oct. 10 football game against Wisconsin.
At full build-out, NIC will be a 2.2-million square-foot sustainable campus with uniquely designed buildings and amenities that inspire creative activity and engagement. The core buildings now open include:
- Innovation Commons, a state-of-the-art office complex and the hub of the campus;
- The Food Innovation Center, a world-class structure that is all about food on every dimension, from taste and texture, to human health and digestion; and
- The Greenhouse Innovation Center, with a high-tech phenotyping system that allows researchers to gather useful information about individual plants throughout their growth cycle.
Nebraska Innovation Studio, a new maker space, occupies part of the first floor of the commons. Manufacturing-grade equipment in this new maker space provides membership access for UNL students, faculty, staff and community members as well as workshops and training.