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Heartland Climate Tech Partnership brings new resource database for Midwest tech and clean energy businesses

By SPN Newsroom / December 6, 2022

The Heartland Climate Tech Partnership today announced that they’ve officially launched a new resource database for innovative climate tech and clean energy businesses across the Greater Midwest Region. The database provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to identify relevant programming and educational resources, attend networking and educational events and access critical design and prototyping resources. Using…

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UNeTech Institute wins EDA’s $300,000 prize for innovation, tech-based development

By SPN Newsroom / October 25, 2022

The UNeTech Institute—an entrepreneurial support organization and startup incubator affiliated with the University of Nebraska Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center—has won the 2022 Economic Development Agency’s Build to Scale Competition. UNeTech joins recipients from across the country, part of a $47 million investment to fuel innovation and tech-based development. The $300,000 award,…

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President Biden announces $25 million grant to the Heartland Robotics Cluster 

By SPN Newsroom / September 2, 2022

President Biden held a White House news conference today where he announced that the Heartland Robotics Cluster, led by Invest Nebraska, was one of 21 finalists awarded a multiyear grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA).   The Heartland Robotics Cluster includes Invest Nebraska, the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Engineering,…

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TAI opens applications for Iowa Technology Leadership Institute

By SPN Newsroom / July 13, 2022

Applications for the 2023 cohort of the Iowa Technology Leadership Institute are now open, according to a press release issued by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), a statewide member-based organization that strives to unite Iowa’s technology community. TAI’s Iowa Technology Leadership Institute develops tomorrow’s technology leaders through programming designed to fill gaps that tech…

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Technology Association of Iowa announces opening of annual Prometheus Awards nominations

By SPN Newsroom / June 22, 2022

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced recently the opening of its annual Prometheus Awards nomination period. Presented by UHY, the Prometheus Awards unite innovators and leaders from technology, business, education and government to celebrate this year’s most momentous achievements in Iowa’s technology industry. “Each year we are incredibly impressed by the talent and passion…

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Annual hackathon once again serves local Iowa nonprofits

By SPN Newsroom / June 10, 2022

The organizers of dsmHack held their annual charitable hackathon last weekend June 2-4, marking over 8 years of giving and $1.4 million of in-kind services raised.  The event, which provides technology solutions for area nonprofit organizations, was held at West48 in West Des Moines.  Since its inception, dsmHack has marshaled the talents of over 650…

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Thyreos awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to accelerate the development of herpesvirus vaccine

By SPN Newsroom / April 27, 2022

Nebraska-based biotech startup Thyreos has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop a new vaccine to protect against Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), a disease that causes respiratory illness in cattle. Bovine alphaherpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) is endemic…

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Arch Grants, BioGenerator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and The Yield Lab partner to create an AgriFoodTech Arch Grants funding track

By SPN Newsroom / April 7, 2022

The St. Louis agtech ecosystem has coalesced its resources to attract startups to the St. Louis region by funding an AgriFoodTech track in the annual Arch Grants Startup Competition. BioGenerator, the startup arm of BioSTL; the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; and The Yield Lab have partnered with Arch Grants to extend more funding opportunities…

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