Omaha and Lincoln are joining forces to shine a spotlight on tech employment and advances in the region — an effort that has benefited from a number of contributions from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
The effort is part of a $150,000 marketing campaign called “Opt In.” This collaboration between the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development aims to accelerate efforts to establish the Omaha and Lincoln areas as a tech talent super region. The plan fits with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s goal to add 10,000 tech workers locally over the next five years.
A recent opinion piece by the Omaha World-Herald highlighted examples of past successes in the region. Among the examples listed is Avert, a startup company that originally started as a project within UNO’s Department of Biomechanics, helps athletics teams properly diagnose concussions.
UNO students and faculty have also been behind tech innovations and advances such as:
CoRA, the Comingled Remains Analytics Ecosystem, which can help identify the remains of fallen service members
A health care accelerator program, which is a think tank designed to move innovative ideas from paper to prototype
Designing and 3D-printing prosthetics for children who suffer upper limb deficiencies
Building website and social media presences for local non-profits, such as FitGirl Inc.
Teaching computer science brick-by-brick
Retrofitting a Honda Civic with self-driving technology
Read the full article in the Omaha World-Herald.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.