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Partners

Our growing roster of partners at Nebraska Innovation Campus includes the following private businesses and University of Nebraska entities.

Adjuvance Technologies Inc

Adjuvance Technologies is a privately held biopharmaceutical company dedicated to empowering health through fundamental breakthroughs in vaccine adjuvant design and manufacturing. Adjuvants are critical components that are added to many vaccines to improve the immune response.

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Atmospheric and Environmental Research

Atmospheric and Environmental Research scientists and engineers help governments and businesses solve the world’s biggest climate issues. We prepare agencies like NOAA, NASA and the Department of Defense, along with large insurance, investment and energy companies to anticipate, manage, react to and profit from weather and climate related risk. AER is now a business unit within Verisk Analytics.

Biotech Connector

Located on the fourth floor of the Food Innovation Center, the Biotech Connector provides Nebraska with its first wet lab incubator. The BTC provides a critical link and previously missing infrastructure required to facilitate the development and growth of early-stage biotech companies.

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Bolero Information Systems LLC

Bolero Information Systems, a software development spinoff founded by staff members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a web application development and design company that specializes in research administration and business process automation. While at Nebraska, the Bolero team developed a software platform to help manage complex research administration activities. The system automated manual processes, streamlined reviews and provided critical management reports to the university. 

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Celerion

Celerion conducts clinical research studies for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, for investigational medicines currently in research and development, to treat a wide variety of illnesses and conditions.

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Children's Center for the Child & Community

One of the pillars of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s mission is advocacy. The Center for the Child & Community was created to fulfill this mission. The mission of the Center is to empower and support the health, safety, and wellbeing of every child. This ties directly to Children’s overall mission to improve the life of every child — through dedication to exceptional clinical care, research, education, and advocacy.

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Corral Technologies

Corral's advanced technology improves pasture utilization. This technology virtually cross fences any pasture, decreasing the number of rented acres and reducing the amount of fencing needed every year. Modernized records on cattle and land can easily be done through Corral's software. With the option of using a cell phone, computer, or tablet, anyone can easily manage their ranch from almost anywhere. Ranchers have the ability to move, track, and view data on their cows through the Corral software. This allows for the efficient management of any ranch and guides ranchers to reach their goals. Overall, Corral gives ranchers the tools to create the best possible solution for their ranch.

CropX

CropX optimizes and automates farm management, using the world's most scalable platform to integrate data from both above and below ground. Their cloud platform crunches data from their soil sensors integrated with multiple layers, to provide the best insights on when, where and how much to irrigate and fertilize and the best crop protection plan to follow.

Echo Canyon Services

Echo Canyon Services, a Managed Data Services company, provides big data services, enterprise resource processes and business process management services. 

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Epicrop Technologies

As a startup founded by University of Nebraska faculty, Epicrop is developing revolutionary epigenetic technology for improving crop yields. Epigenetic technology is unique in that it is able to improve crop yields and stress tolerance without making any changes to the DNA sequence of the plant. Epicrop has the potential to improve nearly every crop, perennial or annual. Epicrop's use of epigenetics will play an important role in feeding future populations.

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EPSCoR

The mission of Nebraska's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and Institutional Development Award (IDeA) is to build the state's research capacity and competitiveness, invest in workforce development, and foster public-private partnerships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM fields), as well as biomedical research. Nebraska EPSCoR harnesses talent at the state's universities and colleges to compete for merit-based federal funding that supports research infrastructure and capacity building projects. They contribute to the state's workforce development through educational and research opportunities for K-16 students, graduate students and junior faculty, and spur economic development through partnerships with private industry.

FarmAfield

FarmAfield exists to create new connections between the farmers who grow our food and the people who enjoy it. When you invest through FarmAfield, you're buying real agricultural assets — commodities that are non-correlated with the stock market.

Food Allergy Research and Resource Program

The primary mission of FARRP is to develop and provide the food industry with credible information, expert opinions, tools and services relating to allergenic foods, novel foods and genetically modified products. FARRP takes a comprehensive approach to working with and collaborating with research institutions, including NIC, to improve the safety of the food products for consumers with food allergies and sensitivities. 

Invest Nebraska

Invest Nebraska builds a better future for our state by providing financial and operational assistance to high growth companies, advancing the entrepreneurial economy, and attracting out-of-state capital to Nebraska. Invest Nebraska manages and operates the Biotech Connector and The Combine, both located at NIC.

JCA Technologies

JCA Technologies is a leader in autonomous and connected agricultural machine control systems. Our stand-alone framework provides a platform of core infrastructure technologies with which machine builders can develop their unique stand-alone machine applications, enabling scalable stand-alone machine solutions. These technologies are complemented by specialized engineering services and manufacturing capabilities, which help OEMs put their innovations into the field.

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Jord Producers

Jord Producers is a commercial-scale mealworm production facilities in Nebraska's heartland. The facility meets the growing demand for a sustainable, alternative protein in the animal feed and human food sectors.

KRVN

KRVN is a nine-station network spanning Nebraska with coverage into Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. Now with a news bureau and production studio at NIC, the station is able to cover stories connected to NIC partners, programs and events.

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MCNA Dental

MCNA Dental provides high-quality services to state agencies and managed care organizations for their Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare members. 4 million children and adults throughout the country are served through MCNA Dental. Their office at NIC gives MCNA Dental the opportunity to develop innovative solutions for dental service delivery for Nebraskans. The MCNA Dental team is committed to the success of the Nebraska Medicaid Dental Program as well as improving access to vital dental care and services across the state. 

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National Strategic Research Institute

NSRI helps the Department of Defense and other federal agencies meet evolving national security objectives in multiple domains. Scientists from the University of Nebraska and NSRI deliver responsive, innovative research and solutions while developing the workforce of the future. Since it was established in 2012, NSRI — with 250+ colleagues and students at NU — has been awarded $298 million in contracts and grants from 40+ sponsors.

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Nebraska Alumni Association

The Nebraska Alumni Association strives to connect alumni with Dear Old Nebraska U, and with each other, for the betterment of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Nebraska Alumni Association manages and operates the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center.

Nebraska Food for Health Center

The Nebraska Food for Health Center, a multidisciplinary center, brings together the strengths between agriculture and medicine throughout the university system. Specifically, it helps develop hybrid crops and foods to improve the quality of life of those affected by critical diseases, including heart disease and cancers. Additionally, the center focuses on preparing a talented workforce for careers in food health, establishing research programs to develop food with proven heath benefits. The center's efforts brings agricultural production, food processing and medical research together to improve the health of people in this country and around the world. 

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Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation

Nebraska Innovation Campus is connecting the talents of experts, companies and the university to create a unique culture of innovation. The NIC campus is designed to facilitate new and in-depth partnerships between the University of Nebraska and private sector businesses. Adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NIC strategically provides access to research faculty, facilities and students. 

Nebraska Innovation Studio

Nebraska Innovation Studio is a makerspace where creators of all sorts can innovate, collaborate, and fabricate. For a monthly membership fee, the studio is available to community members, faculty, staff and students. Studio members have access a 16,000-square-foot facility with a full metal shop, wood shop, rapid prototyping room, art studio, ceramics and textiles equipment, and more.

Nebraska Safety Center

Work done by the Nebraska Safety Center includes providing instruction in safety education and service through seminars and workshops, coordinating of statewide programs and researching n safety education. The center's mission is to conserve human and economic resources through safety and accident prevention. The center's location at NIC provides access to the NIC Conference Center, an important space used for trainings. Their office space allows the center to provide resources in transportation, occupational, recreational and domestic safety to Nebraskans throughout the state. 

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Neurocarrus

Neurocarrus is developing N-001, a therapy that fulfills the unmet need for a product that can safely and specifically disrupt peripheral sensory neurons. Headquartered at NIC, Neurocarrus' leading technology is engineered for individuals experiencing pain as a result of tissue injury or inflammation as well as patients with acute pain after surgery. With the help of Neurocarrus, their team hopes to make an impact on human health through increased mobility and improved quality of life. 

NUtech Ventures

NUtech Ventures is the nonprofit technology commercialization affiliate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The NUtech Ventures team evaluates, protects, markets and licenses the university’s intellectual property to promote economic development and improve quality of life. They also promote entrepreneurship through programming, sponsored events and the NMotion startup accelerator.

NuTek Natural Ingredients

Created by nature, nurtured in science and brought to life by expertise in R&D, manufacturing and sourcing, NuTek Natural Ingredients create cost-effective, clean label ingredient solutions for our customers and partners.

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Platform Cattle

The markets for top performing genetics of seed stock producers have historically been geographically confined due to the physical proximity to bull sales. This can lead to pricing disparity across the industry. Platform Cattle aims to develop a software platform helping seed stock producers find customers who desire their genetics and conditioning practices. After customer interviews, the company is compiling initial industry data via ecommerce sales of supplements.

Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska

Water for Food works to address the global challenge of achieving food security with less stress on water resources through water management in agricultural and food systems. They are developing solutions to water and food security challenges by advancing research, policy and technological innovations. Additionally, Water for Food serves as a forum for conversation and collaboration by bringing together experts from around the world to help find solutions to water and food security challenges. 

Spreetail

Spreetail is an ecommerce company that connects brand with customers wherever they love to shop online. Spreetail delights its customers every day by putting their technology, marketing, and supply chain to work for them behind the scenes. Born and raised in Lincoln, NE, Spreetail has grown into offices and fulfillment centers in 8 cities across 6 states. Spreetail builds technology, manages warehouses, markets products, offers high-quality customer service, recruits top-notch talent, and created community-driven programs that make a real-world impact.

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Synbiotic Health

Multi-disciplinary team members with 100 years of cumulative experience in respective fields. Over the past decade, Synbiotic Health scientists have published their research in high impact journals and have obtained major research grants for their basic and applied research on gut health leading to the development of synergistic synbiotics, synbiotic technology, and strain development.

Tetrad Property Group

Tetrad Property Group specializes in implementing innovative and fiscally responsible real estate and construction solutions for private investment and public institutions throughout the Midwest. Tetrad promotes change and enhances efficiency in communities. Their expertise maximizes value for stakeholders in ways and provides efficient project delivery time, experienced project leadership and lower capital/occupancy costs to the public. Tetrad is the property manager for Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Teys

Teys has always been a company with true family values at their core. Built by four generations of the Teys family, they grew their business by staying true to their word and delivering the best Australian product, every time. That’s why to this day, customers around the world trust Teys with their protein needs. Although beef is a huge part of their DNA, it’s not all about the meat. Teys is part of the meals that families and communities enjoy across the globe. For generations, they've helped feed people and enrich lives, and this is something Teys will keep doing for generations to come.

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The Combine

The Combine is a statewide initiative supporting high growth entrepreneurs in food and agriculture. The program consists of commercialization support through mentorship and a capital readiness program, networking events, a network of partnering producers across the state, as well as incubation space at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

The Food Processing Center at University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The Food Processing Center serves as a major food processing and applied research hub. It integrates applied research with state-of-the-art pilot plants, laboratory services, product developers and a team that supports food entrepreneurship. The role of the center is to enhance value from the idea through ongoing market support. Additionally, the center offers the unique combination of technical and business development services to accurately reflect the nature of the food industry. 

The Mill Coffee & Bistro

The Mill Coffee & Bistro at NIC offers the coffee shop's signature coffees and teas as well as an expanded food menu of breakfast and lunch items as well as wine and beer. This Mill location provides a warm, welcoming, collaborative community in an environment that enhances education, research, and innovation. 

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Thyreos

Thyreos develops herpesvirus vaccines and vaccine vectors for the animal health and human health markets. Thyreos vaccines are based on a recombinant herpesvirus platform that elicits robust immune responses without infecting the nervous system.

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Union Pacific

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation. One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. In the last 10 years, 2010-2019, Union Pacific invested approximately $35 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes its Bulk, Industrial and Premium business groups. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the flagship public research university in Nebraska. It is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is home to nine colleges that provide an infinite number of possibilities. It is Nebraska's oldest university and the largest in the University of Nebraska system.

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Food Science and Technology

The Department of Food Science and Technology aims to provide high-quality education and training to individuals preparing for careers in food science and technology in the food industry, academia or in the government. The department expects students to conduct basic and applied research in food science and technology. This research benefits the food industry as well as consumers. 

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln Industry Relations

Industry Relations works to advance public-private partnerships that involve the university with a focus on research collaborations. The team at Industry Relations works to build strategic, long-term relationships with companies, helps facilitate mutually beneficial collaborations, and provides customized solutions to address your unique needs.

Virtual Incision Corporation

Virtual Incision Corporation is reimagining surgical robotics, with simple innovations offering mobility, flexibility, and accessibility to provide minimally invasive options to more patients. Propelled by the knowledge that colorectal and lower gastrointestinal procedures are the fastest growing in the United States, Dr. Dmitry Oleynikov and Dr. Shane Farritor founded Virtual Incision in 2006. Being at NIC allows Virtual Incision to grow as a company, connect with students, and take advantage of the opportunities within Nebraska Innovation Studio

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