Nebraska Innovation Campus will open its doors to the public Oct. 9 to celebrate its grand opening.
The grand opening celebration at Nebraska Innovation Campus continues today with public tours and a Nebraska Alumni Association “Football Friday” event.
NIC works to connect private business partners with the talent of UNL 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.
At full build-out, NIC will be a 2.2-million square-foot sustainable campus with uniquely designed buildings and amenities that inspire creative activity and engagement. The core buildings now open include:
Innovation Commons, a state-of-the-art office complex and the hub of the campus;
The Food Innovation Center, a world-class structure that is all about food on every dimension, from taste and texture, to human health and digestion; and
The Greenhouse Innovation Center, with a high-tech phenotyping system that allows researchers to gather useful information about individual plants throughout their growth cycle.
Nebraska Innovation Studio, a new maker space, occupies part of the first floor of the commons. Manufacturing-grade equipment in this new maker space provides membership access for UNL students, faculty, staff and community members as well as workshops and training.
Members of the UNL Maker Club worked in Nebraska Innovation Studio to create a sculpture that, during a private, Oct. 8 ceremony, helped launch the two-day grand opening celebration at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
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