Nebraska Innovation Campus poised for next phase of growth

Phase I of development at UNL's Nebraska Innovation Campus is ahead of schedule, with facilities taking shape that will attract talent, open new opportunities for students and faculty and grow Nebraska’s economy.

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Construction at Nebraska Innovation Campus continues with work on the Food Innovation Center (right). Completed buildings include Innovation Commons (left), which includes the former Nebraska State Fair 4-H Building. The Food Innovation Center includes the former Industrial Arts Building.

NMotion's 2014 startup class show their stuff

Here are notes on the 2014 class of startups guided by NMotion, the University of Nebraska's startup accelerator in Lincoln. The companies gave demonstrations to a crowd of about 350 at Innovation Campus this week.


Team: Husband and wife, Kurt Knecht and Jennifer Rosenblatt, Lincoln.

Quick pitch: Helping composers keep more revenue from their work through an online marketplace.

Traction: 8,000 web page views, sales increased 245 percent, keeping 30 percent of every sale -- without paying for advertising, yet.

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More than 300 people attended demo day at Innovation Campus for the 2014 class of companies guided by NMotion, the University of Nebraska startup accelerator. Vishal Singh of QuantifiedAg shows one of the tags he uses to identify and track sick cattle in feedlots at NMotion's day of demonstrations by its 2014 class of startup businesses. Logos of NMotion's 2014 class of startup businesses.

Innovation Campus Newest Piece of NU's Tradition of Excellence

Throughout the years, the University of Nebraska (NU) System has transformed and adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of our state. It continues to innovate and adapt to new technologies, ensuring our students receive a quality education while providing top-tier research for the nation. Part of that evolution is the Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) that will bring new opportunities to our students and state.

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Nebraska Innovation Campus grand opening set

LINCOLN, Neb. — A grand opening will be held this week for the conference center at Nebraska Innovation Campus, the new research and technology park on Lincoln's old Nebraska State Fairgrounds.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman will make remarks at the grand opening Thursday.

The center provides multi-functional meeting and collaboration space that includes a 400-seat auditorium, 400-seat banquet room, eight breakout rooms and five catering options.

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UNL chancellor upbeat as new school year set to begin

With another school year about to begin at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, it was an opportune time Tuesday for UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman to tout what’s on the university’s short and long-term horizon during a visit to Norfolk.

For example, enrollment this fall looks to be strong because of a large incoming freshman class. On-campus student housing is full and the university will be welcoming 200 Brazilian students, Perlman said. Official enrollment figures will be released later.

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NIC Conference Center Grand Opening

Join the Nebraska Alumni Association, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the local business community for the public grand opening celebration of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center. Register here.

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NIC Conference Center Auditorium

StarTran to add route to Innovation Campus

StarTran will add a bus route to shuttle University of Nebraska-Lincoln students to and from Nebraska Innovation Campus beginning in August 2015.

The NU Board of Regents approved a five-year, $4.1 million agreement for bus service with the city of Lincoln on Friday, including the new route connecting UNL’s City and East campuses with Innovation Campus.

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Interdisciplinary retreat fosters collaboration

Research collaborations begin with conversations.

That was the message at UNL's 2014 Interdisciplinary Faculty Retreat on May 15-16, which also served as the kickoff event at Nebraska Innovation Campus' new conference center. Researchers from across campus met their faculty colleagues and learned about research going on at the university.

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Chancellor Harvey Perlman welcomes faculty to the 2014 Interdisciplinary Faculty Retreat at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Nebraska Innovation Campus making progress

What once used to be the home of the Nebraska State Fair will soon be the site of a new research campus owned by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

"We will engage the private sector in joint research, joint opportunities for students that creates value for the university and the company," Exec. Dir. Dan Duncan said.

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