Economic Development

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Economic Development

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, research and innovation drive discoveries, scholarship and creative activity that expand basic knowledge and solve real-world problems. Our growing research enterprise helps fuel economic development for Nebraska and addresses major challenges facing our state, our nation and the world.

Industry Relations

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln welcomes the opportunity to partner with local, regional and international industries. The goal of Industry Relations is to help potential industry partners connect with researchers, university administrative offices, and academic and research units. It also facilitates university-industry activities, including funding of research, licensing of university-owned intellectual property, sharing of research facilities and recruiting students for internships. To learn about the advantages of collaborating with Nebraska researchers or to schedule a customized tour of campus facilities, contact 402-472-4135 or

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NUtech Ventures

NUtech Ventures is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s technology commercialization affiliate. NUtech facilitates commercialization of innovations produced through university research and helps connect researchers with potential industry partners. NUtech measures its success by the number of companies, products and jobs created by Nebraska research. To learn more, contact NUtech Ventures at 402-472-1783 or

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Nebraska Innovation Campus

Nebraska Innovation Campus is a growing research campus designed to enhance partnerships between the university and private-sector businesses. Its proximity to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln strengthens collaborations between researchers, facilities and students. Innovation Campus is a long-term investment to boost innovation and economic development for the state and the university. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 402-472-5535 or email

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Core/Shared Facilities

Research core facilities offer equipment, services and expertise to enhance research projects. These university facilities are available to industry partners for a fee. View the database of research core facilities to learn about available resources.

Database of research core facilities