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Today's Ideas, Tomorrow's Technologies

University Technology Development Corporation (UTDC): Bringing the Lab Coats and the Suits Together

Connecting University innovations with the business community is critical. It helps University discoveries impact as many people as possible...and ensures today’s ideas and inventions are developed into tomorrow’s technologies and medicines.

The goal of every inventor at the University? To develop their discoveries and innovations into real-world solutions that improve the quality of life for Nebraskans—and for people everywhere.

That's why the University Technology Development Corporation exists: to promote, encourage and assist academic innovation and discovery. The subsidiary companies of UTDC, listed below, work with the private and government sectors to develop research, partnerships and ventures. The end goal is to foster business development and entrepreneurship—and drive economic growth for the state of Nebraska.

UTDC Subsidiary Companies

University Village, located at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, combines public and private resources in a mix of business, retail, office, services, residential and recreational offerings. University Village works with developers interested in commercial construction projects in the University Village footprint, and with UNK on university-related projects.

NSRI is an academic research institute that provides mission-essential research and development capabilities for USSTRATCOM and other DoD and federal agencies focused on combating weapons of mass destruction. It delivers research solutions that directly impact DoD operations and national security.

Nebraska Applied Research Institute offers cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions—helping protect complex building operational systems—to businesses and government agencies. The team is based in Omaha and is composed of world-class subject matter experts, researchers and ethical hackers.

Nebraska Innovation Campus is a research and technology campus designed to facilitate new and in-depth partnerships between the University of Nebraska and private sector businesses. NIC is adjacent to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and provides businesses with access to research faculty, facilities and students.

NUtech Ventures is the intellectual property and commercialization unit of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. NUtech identifies, evaluates, protects, markets and licenses UNL intellectual property and connects innovators with the people, coaching and resources they need to start companies, develop products and create jobs.

UNeMed Corporation manages technology transfer and commercialization for the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Its primary focus: building and developing partnerships with industrial leaders who can push UNMC and UNO innovations beyond the laboratory and into the marketplace.

Innovation Recognition

In 2018, the University of Nebraska ranked #75 in the “.” NU was also ranked #35 in “” in 2017.

University Technology Development Corporation Key Contact



Catherine Lang, J.D.

President, UTDC

Catherine Lang
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NU's development corporations' return on investment


U.S. Utility Patents granted in 2018 [1]


University-affiliated companies formed in 2018


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