Research & Industry

Greenhouse Innovation Center, located on Nebraska Innovation Campus, glows purple at night.

Pioneering the Frontiers of Knowledge

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.

Office of Research

The Office of Research and Economic Development promotes and facilitates the university’s research enterprise, strategic partnerships and technology development efforts. Total external funding for research has increased by 110 percent since 2001.

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C B 3 Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior.

NUtech Ventures

NUtech Ventures is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Nebraska established to commercialize technologies by forming innovative R&D partnerships between university researchers and the private sector. NUtech measures its success by the number of companies, products and jobs created by University of Nebraska research.

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Dmitry Oleynikov, a professor and surgeon at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, operates a surgical robot as in the background Shane Farritor, an engineering professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, adjusts the camera on the surgical subject. The two developed the robot for minimally invasive surgeries.

Nebraska Innovation Campus

Nebraska Innovation Campus is a 249-acre public/private research and technology center adjacent to the university’s City Campus. This long-term project has the potential to become a center of innovation and economic development for the state and the university.

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Aerial view of Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Industry Relations

The university welcomes the opportunity to partner with local, regional and international industries. To learn about the advantages of collaborating with the university or to schedule a customized tour of campus facilities, contact 402-472-4135 or

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A group of people enter Nebraska Innovation Campus for a tour of the facilities. A large circle decal on the floor reads, 'Innovation lives here. Connect. The future starts now.'