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New Mexico firm uses motion of the ocean to bring fresh water to coastal communities

Sandia Labs provides a fourth year of technical help ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hurricane Katrina whipped up huge, powerful waves that caused severe destruction in 2005 along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Their size and strength convinced Phil Kithil of Santa Fe, New Mexico, there had to be a way to harness that energy. His first thought […]

NM construction companies awarded $135 million in Sandia contracts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fourteen New Mexico companies, most of them small businesses, have been chosen to provide about $135 million in general, electrical, mechanical and civil construction work at Sandia National Laboratories. The companies are subcontractors for the labs and will compete for individual construction projects as they occur, said Krista Smith, senior manager of […]

More small, clean-energy businesses will tap into Sandia technical expertise

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Department of Energy has chosen five more small, clean-energy businesses to work with Sandia National Laboratories to speed the commercialization of next-generation technologies and gain a global competitive advantage for the U.S. “Sandia is excited to bring these small businesses together with our scientists and engineers to tackle challenges and bring […]

Small, NM businesses key factor in Sandia’s 2016 economic impact

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent more than $1 billion on goods and services in fiscal year 2016, up more than $56 million from the previous year, and New Mexico businesses received more than $381 million, or 37 percent of the total, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. U.S. small businesses received […]

Face to face: Sandia Labs invites businesses to talk contracts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Companies that want to supply products and services to Sandia National Laboratories have a new way to learn the ropes. Sandia now is offering open houses where small and diverse suppliers can talk to staff and contracting experts about doing business with the labs. The first open house was Oct. 4, and […]

Small businesses can apply for Sandia clean-energy help

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Department of Energy (DOE) today launched the third round of its Small Business Vouchers Pilot, which lets companies in the clean-energy sector apply for technical help from Sandia National Laboratories and other DOE labs. Johanna Wolfson, Technology-to-Market director in the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), announced the launch […]

More small businesses get Sandia help in clean-energy voucher pilot

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of five more small, clean-energy businesses to work with Sandia National Laboratories to bring next-generation technologies to market faster. “These are innovative companies working to build the clean-energy economy,” said Mary Monson, Sandia’s senior manager of industrial partnerships. “Many of these companies have […]

Lab know-how: Small companies grow with a technical leg up from Sandia, Los Alamos labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Imagine driving a car with no fuel gauge and no idea how big the gas tank is. You want to go as far as possible before filling up but not so far that you sputter to a halt. “That’s what it’s like to operate an electric plane or robot or other device […]

CRADA boom sets records, forges ties at Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories entered into a vast array of new Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) in the past three years, bringing dozens of new partners to the labs. “This is a great mechanism for getting national laboratory technology into the private sector,” said Sandia CRADA specialist Jason Martinez. “We develop cutting-edge […]

Small businesses to work with Sandia on clean technologies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it’s chosen seven small clean-energy businesses to work with Sandia National Laboratories to bring next-generation technologies to market faster. “Sandia is excited to help these companies commercialize their products and advance the clean-energy economy,” said Jackie Kerby Moore, Sandia’s manager of technology and […]

Suicide bomb detector moves forward with Sandia engineer’s help

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On the chilling list of terrorist tactics, suicide bombing is at the top. Between 1981 and 2015, an estimated 5,000 such attacks occurred in more than 40 countries, killing about 50,000 people. The global rate grew from three a year in the 1980s to one a month in the 1990s to one […]

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 […]

Researchers offer consulting to companies that license Sandia inventions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a boost to technology transfer, Sandia National Laboratories has launched a program that lets researchers consult for companies that license their Sandia work. “There is a need for this. We hear often in the business community that it would help a lot if our people could consult on their inventions,” said […]

New Mexico small businesses prosper with technical help

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ski bums need fuel to schuss down mountains day in and day out. Their go-to snack is an energy bar, a backpack staple. “We need something that is quick, healthy, sustaining and cheap,” said Kyle Hawari of Taos, New Mexico. But taste matters too. “We humans crave something that is enjoyable to […]

Sandia clean-energy assistance pilot is open for business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Small businesses in the clean-energy sector can apply for technical help from Sandia National Laboratories and other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) labs through a new pilot. David Danielson, DOE assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), announced the launch of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot website on Wednesday, […]