Woodturning helps Veterans in Recovery

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - As veterans work to adjust to civilian life, the VA in Lincoln said it's important men and women go through new experiences that are outside of their comfort zone.

Some are overcoming behavioral health problems related to their service.

Now a new program at Nebraska Innovation Campus is serving as a stepping stone to help veterans on their road to recovery.

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Rochester Midland joins Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

Lincoln, Neb. — Rochester Midland Corporation, a leader in specialty chemical manufacturing, has joined the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation.

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

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The Alliance for Advanced Sanitation is based in the Food Innovation Center at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Biotech Connector open for business

The Biotech Connector, the state’s first wet-lab business incubator, is now open for business at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Companies already are using the newly completed 7,700-square-foot facility, according to Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director.

The Biotech Connector is a collaboration between NIC and the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Bio Nebraska, Invest Nebraska and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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 Biotech Connector at Nebraska Innovation Campus is the state's first wet-lab. Wet labs are specialized laboratories that offer water, direct ventilation and specialized piped utilities. They are often used to test chemicals, drugs and biological matter.

Innovation Studio helps international students learn English, technical skills

While the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Innovation Studio has been home to many 3D printing creations, ceramics and handcrafted wood sculptures, its purpose is not limited to physical creations. Every Monday at 3 p.m., 20 students from around the globe gather in the workshop to build their English skills.

The UNL Intensive English Program provides a variety of classes to help international students learn English. One of those classes, IEP 85 English for Science and Engineering, takes place at the Nebraska Innovation Studio.

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David Martin, director of Nebraska Innovation Studios, explains screen printing to students in the Intensive English Program on March 1, 2018, at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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.