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Nebraska Innovation Studio offers holiday fun, looks at maker technology

Through a Plexiglass window, kids stared down into the big whirring machine as lasers turned paper into snowflakes. They sat on stools or peered on tip toes while parents hovered over them, trying to catch their own glance.

This laser cutter and many other attractions, which included button and ornament making, were all part of Saturday's Holiday Maker Extravaganza at Nebraska Innovation Studio located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation Campus.

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Lauren Zeleny scrutinizes the innards of a laser-cutting machine as it works on a paper snowflake on Saturday at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Hour of Code offers interactive experience for families

Saturday was a morning for coding and tinkering with technology at the Nebraska Innovation Campus.

It was the second time the "Hour of Code" was held to help people of all ages learn the basics of coding through self-guided tutorials, and to get children interested in computer science. Read More

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More than 500 people learned the basics of coding at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Hour of Code event Saturday morning.

'Making for Innovation' is focus of Nebraska Lecture

From developing tiny surgical robots to launching the Nebraska Innovation Studio, fearless experimentation has defined University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer Shane Farritor's career. In the fall Nebraska Lecture on Oct. 27, Farritor will discuss how creativity and risk-taking are essential to innovation.

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Nebraska Innovation Campus will open its doors to the public Oct. 9 to celebrate its grand opening

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.

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Nebraska Innovation Campus will hold a public grand opening at 4 p.m. Oct. 9. The event will include Football Friday, a Nebraska Alumni Association celebration held on Fridays before home football games.

E-commerce firm is NIC's newest partner

Spreetail, a Lincoln-based e-commerce firm formerly known as VMInnovations, will move into space at Nebraska Innovation Campus by spring 2016.

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Spreetail is NIC's newest partner

Nebraska Innovation Campus wins $750,000 grant to help provide lab space for startups

By Martha Stoddard / World-Herald Bureau

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Innovation Campus has won a competitive federal grant to help nurture biotechnology startup companies by providing laboratory space.

Officials announced the $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration on Wednesday.

It will be matched with an equal amount of University of Nebraska-Lincoln funds to build and equip wet laboratories for lease by fledgling companies.

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Grant to boost Innovation Campus, biotech startups

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will use a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to build biotechnology lab space at Nebraska Innovation Campus for small and start-up companies.

Together with unused construction funds to match the Economic Development Administration's grant, UNL will create a “biotechnology connector program” to stimulate economic growth in fields from agriculture to pharmaceuticals in Nebraska.

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UNL Go B1G Red flags line downtown streets

Football Friday held in conjunction with NIC Grand Opening

Celebrate the Nebraska Innovation Campus Grand Opening with the Nebraska Alumni Association’s Football Friday, Oct. 9, at Innovation Commons, 2021 Transformation Drive. Come early for walking tours of NIC facilities from 4-5:30 p.m., and stay for the program beginning at 5:30. We’ll have special guests, including Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez, plus visits from the UNL Spirit Squad, mascot and pep band.

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Football Friday held in conjunction with NIC Grand Opening

IntelliFarm to partner with NIC

Product development company IntelliFarm is Nebraska Innovation Campus’ newest partner. Dan Duncan, executive director of NIC, said the company would move its corporate office into space on campus later this year.

“We are pleased with the synergy and interactions IntelliFarm will bring to our campus and culture,” Duncan said.

IntelliFarm, based in Lincoln, develops intelligent and revolutionary products for the global agricultural industry. The company is engineering disruptive AgTech focused on simple and elegant technology solutions for agriculture.

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