Nebraska Innovation Campus is a Statewide Sponsor of The Combine Incubator, an AgTech startup program. Nebraska Innovation Campus is a breath-taking campus in the heart of Lincoln, and it houses many private sector businesses and part of the University of Nebraska. The Combine is one business among many that have office space at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Nebraska Innovation Campus Is...
Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) is connecting the talents of experts, companies, and the university to create a unique culture of innovation. NIC is a campus designed to facilitate new and in-depth partnerships between the University of Nebraska and private sector businesses. NIC is adjacent to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and strategically provides access to research faculty, facilities, and students.
NIC aspires to be the most sustainable research and technology campus in the United States.
Why Choose to Office at the Nebraska Innovation Campus?
Calling NIC home opens the door to numerous advantages. Among them:
Access to Culture
Immerse your team in a collaborative and innovative culture with an environment designed for the sharing of ideas and their synergistic development.
Access to Talent
Connect with research partners, qualified employees, and motivated students. Our campus has a variety of partners and is set up in close proximity to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln allowing you the opportunity for collaboration.
Access to Resources
Become an affiliate employee of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with complimentary access to UNL libraries, the ability to connect with faculty and students, access to facilities, and more.
Other Attributes of Nebraska Innovation Campus:
Nebraska Innovation Studio - Nebraska Innovation Studio is one of the nation's top makers spaces, a 16,000-square-foot facility with a full metal shop, woodshop, rapid prototyping room, art studio, ceramics and textiles equipment, and more. NIS is open to anyone, and membership is month-to-month. Members receive free training on all the equipment.
The Scarlett Hotel - A new six-story, 154-room boutique hotel in the heart of Nebraska Innovation Campus.
The Combine 😎 - Invest Nebraska’s Combine Incubator is a statewide initiative focused on supporting high-growth agri-food entrepreneurs through mentoring, commercialization support, physical incubation space, and a network of supporting farmers and ranchers across the state.
Biotech Connector - 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.
Innovation Commons - Innovation Commons is a building complex that serves as the central hub of Nebraska Innovation Campus. Featuring the NIC Conference Center, Nebraska Innovation Studio, The Mill Coffee & Bistro, and office space, Innovation Commons is the front door for NIC.
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What's Next At NIC?
At full build-out, NIC will be a 2.2-million-square-foot campus with uniquely designed buildings and amenities that encourage people to create and transform ideas into global innovation. It is envisioned that up to 5,000 people could be working on NIC at full build-out with ⅓ employed by the university and ⅔ employed by private business and non-university employees. The development on NIC will be a dense urban environment with multi-story buildings.
What is The Combine?
Invest Nebraska’s Combine Incubator is a statewide initiative focused on supporting high-growth agri-food entrepreneurs through mentoring, commercialization support, physical incubation space on Nebraska's Innovation Campus, and a network of supporting farmers and ranchers across the state. Invest Nebraska is a private, non-profit statewide venture development organization focused on high-growth companies in Nebraska and growing the state’s entrepreneurial economy. Invest Nebraska works directly with entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies to help commercialize their technologies, launch and grow new businesses, and access needed capital.