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Agtech incubator at Innovation Campus gets $600,000 grant

An incubator program for agricultural startups that's based at Nebraska Innovation Campus has received a $600,000 grant from the federal government.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced Monday that Invest Nebraska was one of 52 organizations from 36 states receiving a Venture Challenge grant to support entrepreneurship, acceleration of company growth, and increased access to risk capital across regional economies.

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The Rise Building (right), is home to the Combine Incubator at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Work begins on Innovation Campus hotel

Work has begun on a new six-story hotel at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies Inc. said it broke ground this week on the hotel, which is located near the intersection of 21st Street and Transformation Drive, adjacent to the Rise building.

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Work has begun on a six-story hotel at Nebraska Innovation Campus that's expected to open sometime in fall 2021.

Lincoln biotech company gets $20 million venture capital investment

A Lincoln-based biopharmaceutical company announced Wednesday that it has received a $20 million venture capital investment.

The Series A investment for Adjuvance Technologies came from Morningside Venture Investments Limited, a company with offices both in the U.S. and China that has invested in dozens of startups.

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Lincoln medical device company gets $20 million venture capital investment

A medical-device company spun off from research done at the University of Nebraska announced it had received $20 million in a second round of venture capital investment Tuesday.

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Virtual Incision, the UNL spinoff co-founded by professor Shane Farritor, continues work to develop surgical robots in the group's office and lab at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

New incubator for ag, food startups opening at Innovation Campus

A new space at Nebraska Innovation Campus is dedicated to helping agriculture- and food-related startup companies.

Invest Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development have teamed up to create the Combine Incubator, a 2,000-square-foot space in the Rise Building.

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The Combine Incubator is housed in the Rise Building 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.

'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.

Virtual Incision keeps building, learning at new Innovation Campus home

A mosaic of framed photos depicting great American innovators and explorers -- the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart, Nikola Tesla -- are a constant reminder of Virtual Incision's central ethos.

"We do things, we build things here," said Shane Farritor, the chief technology officer of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln spinoff that designs and manufactures small, lightweight surgical robots.

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Virtual Incision, the UNL spinoff co-founded by professor Shane Farritor, continues work to develop surgical robots in the group's office and lab at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Farritor said the company's target customers are rural hospitals, or as he calls them, "Nebraska hospitals."

Annual Hour of Code event hosts more than 800 at Innovation Campus

On the ground floor of the conference center at Innovation Campus, excited children sat at computers learning and practicing coding Saturday morning. On the floor above them, booths boasting virtual reality, 3D printers and remote-operated robots enthralled others.

More than 800 students and parents registered for the fifth annual Hour of Code event and the accompanying Interactive Tech Fair.

In the coding room, several parents said it was a unique opportunity for the kids to learn in exciting ways.

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Eight-year-old Callan Scribner completes tasks at a virtual-reality station at the Hour of Code event Saturday, December 8 at the Innovation Campus Conference Center.

Innovation Campus inviting companies to 'Rise' in new building

In a former life, the site of Nebraska Innovation Campus’ newest building was a copse of trees and vendor stalls near the eastern edge of the midway of State Fair Park.

A century later, the Rise Building near 21st Street and Transformation Drive is 80,000 square feet of bright and modern potential campus officials hope attract rising businesses to the up-and-coming research park.

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The Rise building near 21st Street and Transformation Drive is 80,000 square feet of bright and modern potential campus officials hope attract rising businesses to the up-and-coming research park.

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