Building a Rainforest in the Desert
STC Year-End Metrics Show Robust Growth
Fiscal year 2019 ended on solid financial footing for STC.UNM, the University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer and economic-development organization.
Total income (approximately $3.4 million) is now diversified to include license income and other income. In particular, STC has received several grants, including the new EDA New Mexico Rainforest University Center grant awarded this past year.

The Lobo Rainforest I-Corps Site is Requesting Applications for the Fall 2019 Cohort!
The NSF-funded program’s purpose is to teach UNM faculty and students to identify market or product opportunities that can emerge from academic research or student ideas. If you are a UNM faculty or student who wants to find out more about the program and apply for the fall 2019 session, go to the Lobo Rainforest I-Corps .

The application deadline is September 9, 2019. Apply Now!
In the Spotlight – Edwin M. Nemoto, Ph.D., F.A.H.A 
Dr. Nemoto's research areas are focused in Brain blood flow and metabolism in clinical and experimental Stroke and traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, lupus and metabolic syndrome, Development of microvascular shunts in the brain, and Drag-reducing polymers for cerebral ischemia and traumatic brain injury.

Join Us to Learn About the Innovate New Mexico Initiative
Join us on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 8:00am-9:00am at the Lobo Rainforest Building in the Seminar Room, located on 101 Broadway Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Networking breakfast starts at 7:30am.
We will hear from representatives from each institution that is a part of the Innovate New Mexico initiative. The panel will include:
  • Lisa Kuuttila, STC.UNM
  • Carlos Romero, New Mexico Tech University
  • Mary Monson, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Tony Redondo, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Kathy Hansen, New Mexico State University
  • Matt Fetrow, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Joe Bullington, Jacobs White Sands Group, NASA
Moderated by: Robert Nath and Cindy McGill, Co-Chairs, UNM Rainforest Forum
PARKING: Free parking is available on the west side of the Lobo Rainforest Building ( Map).
NM Rainforest University Center Seminar Series
Funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the NM Rainforest University Center program provides entrepreneurial training and technical assistance at all UNM campus sites. These seminars are free and open to the UNM community and the public, but registration is required. In-person and live stream options available. The next seminar is:
Pathways to Success, Small Business Ownership
August 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lobo Rainforest, Seminar Room
101 Broadway Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Live stream available

If you are interested in starting your own business, this seminar is a must! You will learn about the assistance and resources available to you at the Albuquerque Small Business Development Center (SBDC) . By the time you leave you will know why you are going into business, you will understand the nature of your capital, and you will understand the advantages of preparing a business plan. Lunch will be provided.
Startup Mentoring Opportunities at the Lobo Rainforest - Open Office Hours
The Albuquerque Small Business Development Center (SBDC) , Albuquerque Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) , and STC hold office hours offering free business mentoring every month at the Lobo Rainforest Building.

Upcoming Open Hours:  
August 16, 10 a.m. - noon
August 30, 9 a.m. - noon
Sept. 13, 9 a.m. - noon
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