Innovation Connect

After a four year hiatus, Innovation Connect is reconvening meetings.

If you are interested in hosting an Innovation Connect meeting at your facility in or around Lincoln, or would like to discuss Innovation Connect, please contact Ryan Anderson at randerson13@unl.edu or (402) 416.6108 or Pat Haverty at phaverty@selectlincoln.org (402) 436.2379.

WHO: Attendees range from owners and engineering leads of established and early stage manufacturing companies, software & hardware engineering firms, funding program managers, and UNL faculty inventors, start-up founders, and administrators involved with tech commercialization and university-industry collaborations.

WHY: Innovation Connect’s primary goal is to facilitate communication and collaborations toward the development of new technologies and products by leveraging the Lincoln manufacturing and business communities and university resources. Our quarterly meetings are intended to create dialogue about ongoing innovation, business challenges, applications of research, and fostering B2B and university industry collaboration.

Innovation Connect Meeting – No cost to attend, lunch is provided.

Meeting Overview:

11:15 to 11:25 a.m. – Networking

11:25 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. – Structured Meeting 

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Tour (Optional)

WHEN:  February 14, 2019

WHERE:  Hexagon Lincoln

Address: 5150 NW 39th St., Lincoln, NE 68524 (click for map link)


Program will feature:

Hexagon Lincoln will provide an overview and tour of their ever expanding operations. A global leader in the industry for all-composite Type 4 cylinders, Hexagon operates one of the world’s most-advanced facilities for designing,testing and manufacturing high-pressure composite cylinders.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Due to the nature of Hexagon’s business, you will be required to read and sign a Visitor’s Acknowledgment & Agreement, as well as provide a picture ID. A copy will be made of your ID for Hexagon’s records will be made at time of check-in.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Agenda
11:15 a.m. – Networking
11:25 a.m. – Lunch Served
11:30 a.m. – Welcome
11:35 a.m. – Carl Nelson – Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Carl will present a sampling of several research projects related to robotics, automation, and material handling, and provide insights on how the underlying principles can be applied in various application domains.

11:55 a.m. – Ben Kuspa – Business Innovation Consultant, NDED 
The DED administers a variety of programs, Ben will briefly talk about how they help existing industries and small businesses.

12:05 p.m. – Hexagon 
A global leader in the industry for all-composite Type 4 cylinders, Hexagon operates one of the world’s most-advanced facilities for designing, testing and manufacturing high-pressure composite cylinders. Hexagon Lincoln will provide an overview and tour of their ever expanding operations.

12:25 p.m. – Program Concludes

12:30 p.m. – Optional Hexagon tour departs

If you are interested in hosting a future meeting, please contact us by one of the following:

Email: sspiehs3@unl.edu

Website: Connect With Us

Phone: 402.472.4135

Innovation Connect is Coordinated By: