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Lincoln Journal Star (http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/unl-to-sublease-space-at-innovation-campus/article_b8794495-7f79-5228- 80eb-b5f9671e59c1.html)
Nebraska Innovation Campus could move closer to independence when the University of Nebraska Board of Regents considers giving the research and development park more authority over its operations. Regents are set to consider allowing the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to approve sublease swithin its master-leased areas of Innovation Campus, as well as add structures to the terms of directors overseeing campus operations. UNL's footprint at Innovation Campus has expanded significantly this year after regents approved a $4.5 million lease for space in the Food Innovation Center. That 117,000-square-foot area, set to open in summer 2015, will be the new home to UNL’s Food Science and Technology Department. UNL leased an additional $1.5 million of space in September inside the Greenhouse Innovation Center for additional classrooms, a student gathering area and greenhouse bays. UNL will control the leasable space inside both centers. UNL will be able to partner “with businesses that align with university initiatives” or with retail businesses or vendors seeking space on the 233-acre campus sitting on the former State Fairgrounds.