NUtech Ventures is a nonprofit technology commercialization affiliate of the University of Nebraska. NUtech Ventures' mission is to promote economic development and improve quality of life. NUtech Ventures is a Statewide Sponsor of The Combine Incubator, an AgTech startup program.
Their team works to evaluate, protect, market, and license the university's intellectual property to promote economic development and improve quality of life. Also, they work to promote entrepreneurship and innovation through programming and sponsored events. The benefits of university technology commercialization include:
Quality of Life - By improving the quality of life and enhancing the public good through practical application of Nebraska innovation.
Retain & Recruit - A strong innovation system is an asset to Nebraska in recruiting and retaining faculty.
Revenue Distribution - All commercialization proceeds, after expenses, are distributed between innovators, their departments, and to support further research.
Growth - Promote local, regional, national, and international growth and development economically.
Research Funding - By existing and continually expanding industry connections, NUtech Ventures' can potentially develop into opportunities for research funding.
NUtech Ventures believes that innovation can be found everywhere - in campus laboratories, classrooms, common spaces, and so many more. They believe that innovation starts with an idea and it starts with you. NUtech Ventures strives to help you protect your idea and turn it into an innovation. Through technology licensing and sponsored research, they help companies turn research done here in Nebraska into a commercial product or service.
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 helping 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.
Thank You To All of The Combine's Generous Sponsors: