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Spreetail planning expansion in Lincoln, Omaha

A Lincoln-based e-commerce company is branching out even as it plans to expand in its home city.

Spreetail CEO Brett Thome said Thursday that the company plans to open an office in Omaha later this year that will employ about 100 people.

Thome said the office, which will be located in the same building as Firespring, another Lincoln-based company, will be an extension of its Lincoln operation.

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Lincoln e-commerce company Spreetail is expanding into more space at Nebraska Innovation Campus and also is planning to open an office in Omaha later this year.

Innovation Campus relishing its newfound momentum

As Nebraska Innovation Campus was preparing to open a little more than three years ago, university and research park officials asked lawmakers and regents for patience.

Speaking to the Board of Regents in September 2014, then-Chancellor Harvey Perlman said the park’s biggest obstacle would be showing an activity level capable of sparking excitement from potential partners.

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Tetrad Property Group is constructing a $15.3 million building at Nebraska Innovation Campus for mixed-use space with small-and-mid-sized companies in mind.

Innovation Fellows excited for 'incredible' outreach opportunity

As long as he can remember, Dana Hoppe has been trying to find ways to meld his seemingly disparate passions – art and science.

As one of the first Innovation Fellows, Hoppe will design curricula for middle school students doing exactly that, combining science, engineering, math, technology and art.

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Chancellor Ronnie Green congratulates Caleb Kowalski on his selection as an inaugural Innovation Fellow Monday at Nebraska Innovation Studio.

Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) Innovation Fellowship Announcement

Beyond School Bells will announce the four winners of the first-ever Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) Innovation Fellowship. The announcement will take place on February 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Nebraska Innovation Studio (NIS), where the fellows will be based.

During the year-long fellowship, the Innovation Fellows will form a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team creating exciting, engaging and inspiring afterschool and summer programs that will be used in ELO programs serving youth all across Nebraska.

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A ‘Friday LIVE’ First from Nebraska Innovation Campus

NET’s “Friday LIVE” arts and entertainment radio show will broadcast live for the first time from The Mill Coffee & Bistro on Nebraska Innovation Campus at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 9.

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New Innovation Campus building on track for September completion

Construction of a three-story, 80,000-square-foot modern office building at Nebraska Innovation Campus is “on time and on budget,” a project manager said.

The $15.3 million building, referred to internally by developers as Innovation Campus’s “Site Development Lease 3” by Tetrad Property Group, should be ready for tenants this fall, said Andy Widman.

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A $15.3 million building northeast of 21st Street and Transformation Drive on Innovation Campus should be ready for tenants this fall.

Governor’s Trade Delegation Returns from South Korea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - On Friday, January 12, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed back a trade delegation made up of trade representatives from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC), Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, and Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage). The delegation met with companies and industry associations in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 9-10, to promote Nebraska as a destination for foreign direct investment.

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From left to right: Ann Willet (Nebraska Innovation Campus), Dan Duncan (Nebraska Innovation Campus), Cobus Block (DED), Dr. Austin Chang (Korea International Trade Assoc. Director), Walker Zulkoski (NGage), and Luke Peltz (Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development) met to discuss ways to promote business-to-business meetings for Nebraskan and Korean companies.

Smith challenges ag industry to tell real story of food production

According to Donnie Smith, it's time for the agricultural industry to take back the story of food production.

Smith delivered the second Heuermann Lecture of the 2017-18 season Jan. 9 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

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 Donnie Smith, former president and CEO of Tyson Foods, speaks about global food security during the Heuermann Lecture Jan. 9 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Former Tyson Foods CEO to deliver Jan. 9 Heuermann Lecture

Lincoln, Neb. — Donnie Smith, former president and CEO of Tyson Foods, will discuss global food security during the second Heuermann Lecture of the 2017-18 season on Jan. 9.

Smith said he believes the story of agriculture must be told truthfully to strengthen the ability to feed a growing population. He will highlight the role conventional farming must play in this effort and why the public should vigorously and vocally defend the practice.    

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The theme for the seventh year of Heuermann Lectures is "Think Globally, Act Locally."

University of Nebraska spinoff company receives major investment

A University of Nebraska faculty collaboration has received funding that will help it prepare a next-generation surgical robot for a round of human trials and consideration for commercial approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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UNMC's Dmitry Oleynikov operates a surgical robot as Shane Farritor (second from left), an engineering professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, adjusts the robot's camera. The researchers' company, Virtual Incision Corp., has received new funding to support human trials and potential commercial approval for the robotic.

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