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Innovation Connect

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)




Thank you Vertiv!

We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to Vertiv for hosting the Innovation Connect meeting on August 21st. Brad Wilson, Terri Jo Rockemann, and the Vertiv team did a fantastic job organizing all the event details, an showcasing Vertiv’s extensive capabilites and impressive facility. It was a successful meeting and we received positive feedback. Thanks again Vertiv!

Thank you Speakers!

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

Matt Allmand, Director, NE MEP

Cathy Lange, State Director, NBDC 

Brad Wilson, Vice President, Vertiv

Thank you Attendees!

Thank you for attending and supporting Innovation Connect!



Matt Allmand, MEP





Brad Wilson, Vertiv




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: