Building a Rainforest in the Desert
UNM Joins the Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program
The University of New Mexico has become a member 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 partner universities, The University of Alabama, Clemson University, The University of Southern Mississippi, TCU, and UNM, have developed a core curriculum that specifically addresses the demands of the complex profession of economic development.

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!
NM Company Launching Breakthrough Beauty Product Using UNM Technology
K&K Biotech was founded in late 2018 by co-founders Dr. Kristina Trujillo, and Katie Uilk. Dr. Trujillo was a research assistant professor and biomedical researcher in UNM’s Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology for more than ten years. The company’s soon-to-be-released product includes a new, patented molecule that was created at The University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine. Studies have shown that the molecule has anti-oxidant properties far superior to any cosmetic ingredients currently available to consumers and is non-toxic. The new patented product will be unveiled in late 2019, with product launch to the general public in early 2020. You can find more information on their current products at

In the Spotlight – Fernando Moreu, PhD, PE
Dr. Moreu’s main research explores the interface between human and infrastructure, using of new technologies to measure structural responses of structures under (or after) extreme loading events. This research also include results about reference-free measurement of displacements using drones and lasers, as well as automatic structural health assessment and prognosis using robots that can impact the structure, listen to the tap, and classify whether they are safe or not using machine learning techniques.

UNM Quantum Sensor Technology Improves NMR Spectroscopy

The Startup Scorecard – How Venture Capitalists Evaluate Early Stage Companies In Order To Make Investment Decisions
September 19, 12 1 p.m.
Lobo Rainforest, Seminar Room (101 Broadway Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87102)

Presented by Chris Hemmeter , Managing Director, Thayer Ventures

STC 2019 Fall Seminar Series
STC.UNM, the University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer and economic-development office, is hosting its 2019 fall seminar series. These seminars are free and open to the UNM community and the public, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
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:
Starting an E-Commerce Business While Being a UNM Student
September 23, 12 1 p.m.
Lobo Rainforest, Seminar Room (101 Broadway Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87102)/live stream

Featuring Kyle Guin, a young, seasoned and successful serial entrepreneur who got his entrepreneurial career kick-started as a freshman attending UNM! Learn about the various resources and opportunities available to students and gain some insight about the journey and what it takes to start your own business while being a UNM student. 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:  
Sept. 13, 9 a.m. - noon
Sept. 27, 9 a.m. - noon
October 4, 9 a.m. - noon
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