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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, […]

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. […]