Corporate Innovation

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7th NMotion Demo Day in the books, summer program application open

By SPN Team / May 29, 2019

Five Nebraska companies demoed their companies last week at the 7th NMotion Demo Day at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln. The event was an opportunity for early-stage companies to practice their pitches and garner more exposure during the public event. NMotion’s 42 portfolio companies have collectively raised $10.56 million in financing, generated 46 jobs,…

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Omaha’s Watts co-working space focuses on community and powering innovation

By Christine McGuigan / May 28, 2019

“We’re searching for the outliers––the people who think outside the box,” said Brandon Peterson, co-founder of co-working space Watts. Peterson and co-founder Dallas Polivka are both Lincoln natives, but they’ve invested themselves in their futures in growing Omaha’s community. Both entrepreneurs and founders, the pair launched Watts earlier in 2019 with a vision to create…

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North Bend-based CropMetrics optimizes irrigation with sensors, science, and service

By Laura Neesen / May 24, 2019

CropMetrics is giving growers greater insights in their irrigation practices with its precision irrigation management software platform and service offering. Unpredictability is an enduring facet of agriculture; from wind and rain to sun and soil, farmers must be masters at managing the countless variable conditions that affect their business. CropMetrics is innovating a technology solution…

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Polco completes another round of funding

By SPN Team / May 21, 2019

Online civics engagement start-up Polco closed a $1.7M round of equity funding on April 19, 2019. Though based in Madison, Wisconsin, Polco, short for Policy Confluence, Inc. was launched through the Bryan, Texas-based Seed Sumo accelerator in 2015. The company provides a communication platform that encourages community leaders to engage with the residents they serve…

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MultiMechanics’ MultiMech 19.0 release expands on software’s capabilities and speed

By Rod Armstrong / May 20, 2019

MultiMechanics, an Omaha-based developer of multiscale composite modeling and simulation software, has announced the release of MultiMech 19.0. The release will improve the breadth and run times of multiscale composite simulations. “This will help get materials to market faster,” said Dr. Flavio Souza, MultiMechanics President & CTO. “We can speed up that process through simulation,…

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