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The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) administers programs for Nebraska businesses that help pay for R&D collaborations with Nebraska public colleges and universities, match federal SBIR/STTR awards, and help fund prototyping and commercialization of new products.
Ben Kuspa and Nisha Avey, DED Business Innovation Consultants
Ryan Anderson, UNL Director of Industry Relations/NU Connections Industry Liaison Officer
Q&A Facilitator: Sara Bennett, NU Connections Industry Liaison Officer, NBDC Associate Director
YOU WILL LEARN
- Business Innovation Act grant and investment programs
- Nebraska Academic Research Program
- SBIR/STTR matching program
- Upcoming program changes for 2021
ABOUT NU CONNECTIONS
NU Connections is a collaboration among the University of Nebraska’s four campuses (UNO, UNK, UNL, UNMC) focusing on developing more efficient and effective pathways for businesses and organizations to leverage the strengths of the University of Nebraska to move their businesses forward. Find out more about this collaboration here.
The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) helps Nebraska businesses start, grow and develop, by strengthening Nebraska businesses for a healthy economy and prosperous communities. NBDC is a University of Nebraska at Omaha center that provides confidential consulting business development services across Nebraska to entrepreneurs and business owners for the life cycle of their business. NBDC partners with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Wayne State College, and Chadron State College to deliver its services statewide. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the U.S. Department of Commerce (EDA), and other federal, state and private organizations support NBDC. Visit nbdc.unomaha.edu for more information.
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