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Sandia Labs tapped again to lead national solar evaluation centers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won a three-year renewal of a Department of Energy contract to manage the U.S. Regional Test Centers (RTCs), a network of five sites across the country where industry can assess the performance, reliability and economic viability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. The program currently has more than 12 industry […]

Interactive map shows thousands of Sandia Labs collaborations across U.S.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories signed more than 5,000 U.S. partnership agreements in the past five years touching every state in the country, and has created an online map that brings them to life. “The map illustrates the amazing breadth of work Sandia does with industrial, university, government and lab partners around the United […]

Sandia Labs takes home three national tech transfer awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2016 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a decontamination product that neutralizes chemical and biological agents and for software that helps emergency responders disable improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Business development specialist Bianca Thayer was named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional of 2016. The […]

Sandia Labs spending, economic impact up in 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent roughly $983 million on goods and services in fiscal year 2015, up nearly $21 million from the previous year, and New Mexico businesses received more than $381 million, or 39 percent of the total, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. U.S. small businesses received more than […]

DOE aims to boost economy through national lab tech transfer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is intensifying efforts to move technology developed at the national laboratories into the private sector to boost the economy and create jobs, says the acting director of the department’s new Office of Technology Transitions. “Tech transfer is a mission of the DOE and all our national […]

Sandia Labs takes home regional tech transfer awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has won four regional awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. One award honored business development specialist Bianca Thayer as Technology Transfer Professional of the Year. Sandia technologies recognized by the FLC’s Far West/Mid-Continent regions for 2015 are: Dynamic Prosthetic […]

Sandia pilot to assist small clean-energy companies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) chose Sandia National Laboratories as one of five leads in a pilot that will give small, clean-energy companies access to national laboratory expertise and resources. Sandia will receive $2.75 million of DOE’s $20 million investment to launch the voucher pilot for small business assistance and collaborative […]

Sandia helps small security company thwart thieves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At a motorcycle shop on a busy city street, crooks devised an elaborate scheme to steal from the storage yard. They jumped the fence and unpacked some newly arrived bikes from crates. They used the crates to build a ramp and run the motorcycles over and out. “The owner called and said, […]

Sandia Labs anthrax detector takes home national technology transfer award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a credit-card-size device that can detect bacteria that cause anthrax. BaDx (Bacillus anthracis Diagnostics) works in places with no power, refrigerated storage or laboratory equipment. It requires minimal or no training and makes anthrax testing […]

Report spotlights Sandia’s impact on New Mexico economy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent nearly a billion dollars on goods and services in fiscal year 2014 and New Mexico businesses received more than 38 percent of the total, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. Of the total of $961.8 million Sandia spent last year, New Mexico businesses received $362.4 million. […]

Starting point for suppliers at Sandia is not a recording

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The first voice people hear when they call Sandia National Laboratories for information about becoming a supplier is the real thing. “I was surprised to talk to a live person about how to do business with Sandia,” said Danny Ruiz of Mazda Computing in Albuquerque. “You don’t normally get that with large […]

Sandia Science & Technology Park fuels economy with jobs, tax revenue

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The $2.3 billion worth of economic activity generated by the Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) since it was established in 1998 has produced more than $89 million in tax revenue for the state of New Mexico and $12.9 million for the city of Albuquerque in the past 16 years. That’s the […]

Sandia Labs plans partnership center to boost collaboration, tech transfer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will pursue a Center for Collaboration and Commercialization to strengthen partnerships, technology transfer and ties to the community. The center, known as C3, will support the city of Albuquerque’s and the University of New Mexico’s Innovation District and Innovate ABQ initiatives. C3 will offer programming and services to boost […]

Showcase to spur commercialization of Sandia technologies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A showcase that brought Sandia National Laboratories’ cutting-edge research and technology to the community the past two years has a new look and target audience. Instead of an annual daylong gathering open to the public, the re-envisioned Sandia Technology Showcase will become a yearlong series of events geared to investors and entrepreneurs. […]

New way to report purchases better shows how Sandia Labs spends money

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has changed the way it categorizes purchased goods and services by linking each acquisition to a specific industry code. “This change in our data systems allows Sandia to better describe to our stakeholders, customers and the general public how we spend our money,” said Don Devoti, manager of the […]