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 or (402) 416.6108 or Pat Haverty at (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:  Wednesday, August 21

WHERE: Vertiv, 1777 Yolande Ave, Lincoln, NE 68521

More details to come!


We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to Hexagon Lincoln for hosting the Innovation Connect meeting on February 14th. Don Baldwin, Heidi Kadavy  and Kirstin Luber and the Hexagon team did a great job bringing all the event details together, and showcasing their capabilities and impressive facility. It was a successful meeting meeting and we received lots of positive feedback.


We would like to also give a sincere “thank you” to our speakers for taking the time to share their expertise. Links provided below to detailed information about our speakers and their associations.

Carl Nelson – Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering.

Ben Kuspa – Business Innovation Consultant, Nebraska Department of Economic Development 

Don Baldwin  – Hexagon 


Thank you for attending and supporting Innovation Connect!

We will be in touch soon with details for the next meeting.

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


Website: Connect With Us

Phone: 402.472.4135

Innovation Connect is Coordinated By: