Building a Rainforest in the Desert
NEWS
Spotted at the Lobo Rainforest!
We were honored to have Victor W. Hwang visit the Lobo Rainforest. Thank you for the visit and for creating the book that inspired us to build this rainforest in a desert ! Victor wrote, “This was a thrill to finally visit the Lobo Rainforest! Congrats to Lisa and the team at STC.UNM. So cool to actually “visit my book.” The best part of all, I also got to show off to my kids that I’m more than just your average amazingly cool dad!”
Fifteen U.S Patents Issued to STC for UNM Technologies in Second Quarter

UNM I-Corps Site Program Trains Fifth Cohort Class
A group of entrepreneurially-minded faculty and students recently completed training through the University of New Mexico’s I-Corps site program. On November 25, 16 commercialization teams gave final presentations to program mentors, experienced entrepreneurs and investors, who gave the participants valuable feedback to help them take their inventions to the next level of development for funding, startup and licensing opportunities.

Interested in participating in the Spring Cohort? To apply to participate in the Lobo Rainforest I-Corps program in spring 2020, complete the online application at http://loborainforest.com/icorps/ .

Science & Technology Business Start-Up Grants

Companies in a science and technology field, with fewer than 50 employees, and who are deemed to be "high growth" may qualify for a grant up to $10,000.    The first round of applications are due COB Monday, January 23, 2020.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Participates in STC Professional Internship Academy
On November 18 th, three university professionals from the Technology Licensing Section of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) attended STC’s Professional Internship Academy: Yukiko Cooper, Assistant Manager, Technology Licensing Section; Graham Garner, Technology Licensing Specialist; and Sachihiro Suzuki, Technology Licensing Specialist. The program is designed for professionals who seek to gain an understanding of the role of a technology transfer office and gain comprehensive knowledge on the commercialization and management of inventions.

In the Spotlight – featured inventor in the 2020 calendar

Steven R.J. Brueck, Ph.D.
As the recipient of the first annual STC.UNM Innovation Fellow Award in 2010, Dr. Steven Brueck was the stand-out choice for exemplifying the spirit of innovation at UNM. As the most prolific inventor at UNM, his technologies continue to receive multiple patents each year, with many more pending patents in the pipeline. Many of these technologies are licensed to major companies and promising start-ups.

2020 STC Calendars are Available!
You can pick one up at the STC office inside the Lobo Rainforest building or contact Amber Ortega at aortega@stc.unm.edu .
UNM Inventors to Showcase Drone Technology at the Transportation Research Board
University of New Mexico Assistant Professor Fernando Moreu and doctoral student Roya Nasimi from the Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering will present their drone technology at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in January in Washington, DC. A division of the National Research Council, the TRB’s mission is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange. The inventors will be able to present to more than 13,000 transportation professionals at the meeting.

The technology, developed in Dr. Moreu’s Smart Management of Infrastructure Laboratory (SMILab), is a drone equipped with smart sensors that assess the structural condition of railroad bridges in real time as trains pass over the tracks. The technology is accurate, cost effective, and eliminates the need for inspectors to physically climb on tracks to examine the infrastructure.

E-Commerce Rainforest Class Now Open to the Community
FEATURED EVENTS
UNM Rainforest Forum - January 16
Topic: Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program
January 16, 2020, 11:30am-1:00pm at the Lobo Rainforest
The University of New Mexico is now a partner university of the Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program (AEDL), a nationwide alliance of five major universities offering an advanced economic-development leadership course for mid- and senior-level economic development professionals.

The University of Alabama, Clemson University, The University of Southern Mississippi, TCU, and UNM will share more about the program during a panel discussion at the next UNM Rainforest Forum.
Startup Mentoring Opportunities at the Lobo Rainforest - Open Office Hours
Upcoming Open Hours:  
SBDC INFO HOURS
January, 17, 9 am - noon
RAINFOREST MENTOR
January 17, 9 am - noon
SCORE OFFICE HOURS
January 31, 9 am - noon
Check out more event listings on our website at: https://stc.unm.edu/events/