robot welding Nebraska innovation studio


Nebraska Innovation Studio (NIS) is a community-oriented makerspace that serves as a hub for innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs. NIS is one of the nation's top makerspaces, a 16,000-square-foot facility with a full metal shop, wood shop, rapid prototyping room, art studio, ceramics and textiles equipment, and more.

NIS is open to anyone, and membership is month-to-month.

Tools in wood shop of Innovation Studio

How It Works


NIS members pay a monthly fee to use our facilities, tools and equipment. Members use NIS for their businesses, to prototype designs, to create art, for school projects, for home, and for fun. Most of our equipment requires training before use — but don’t worry, it’s free and included with membership. After joining NIS, members can reserve equipment or sign up for trainings on our website.

Become a Member


Non-members can still take advantage of the equipment and expertise at Nebraska Innovation Studio through our Request a Maker program. With Request a Maker, non-members can connect with NIS members for custom projects. Non-members can also visit the Maker Market page to see more information about the many skilled artisans and artists at NIS.

Meet our Makers 

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NIS is proud to host cutting-edge programs in Robotics, Automation, and Embedded Systems.


From software to saws — NIS has a little bit of everything. After taking part in necessary trainings, members can use our wide variety of high-tech and hands-on maker equipment.

Equipment includes:

  • 3D Printers
  • Plasma cutters
  • Screenprinting and fabric printing stations
  • Fiber lasers
  • Embroidery Machines
  • Long Arm Quilter
  • Welding booths
Instructor using grinder tool as sparks fly


NIS is open to the entire community - no matter your background. Joining starts by attending New Member Orientation, where we show you how the Studio operates. 

Any students, UNL/UNK/UNO/UNMC/NIC/NIS affiliates, UNL faculty + staff, and veterans receive discounted pricing, and family plans are available. 

Never used a tool before? No problem. Trainings on each piece of equipment are offered throughout the week, and creation workshops are available help spark your creativity

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Student working on screenprinting project

Studio Hours

Monday - 2pm-9pm
Tuesday - Noon – 7pm
Wednesday - Noon –7pm
Thursday - Noon – 7pm
Friday - 10am – 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 4pm

Nebraska Innovation Studio will be closed for all University holidays.

If you would like to learn more about the studio please connect with us at or call us at 402-472-5510

Our Location

Nebraska Innovation Studio is located on the Nebraska Innovation Campus on the NW corner of 19th and Transformation Drive at Entrance B. Easy access to the studio is available from both N Antelope Valley Parkway and N 27th Street via Salt Creek Roadway. Active members receive parking included in their membership.

Nebraska Innovation Studio
2021 Transformation Drive
Suite 1500
Entrance B
Lincoln, NE 68508