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Cheers to five more years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An initiative that helps businesses transform New Mexico national laboratories’ technologies into viable products and services will continue driving innovations to market into 2027. Passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in March, the bill graduates the pilot Technology Readiness Gross Receipts Tax Credit Initiative into a […]

Including everyone at the table

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In less than three years at Sandia National Laboratories, competitive intelligence specialist Kelli Howie has made waves throughout the federal laboratory complex by creating programs to boost diversity in technology transfer activities. Howie’s targeted work to develop and advance women inventors was recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium with a national Rookie […]

Algorithm could shorten quality testing, research in many industries by months

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A machine-learning algorithm developed at Sandia National Laboratories could provide auto manufacturing, aerospace and other industries a faster and more cost-efficient way to test bulk materials. The technique was published recently in the scientific journal Materials Science and Engineering: A. Production stoppages are costly. So, manufacturers screen materials like sheet metal for […]

Sandia-developed solar cell technology reaches space

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Somewhere among the glitter of the night sky is a small satellite powered by innovative, next-generation solar cell technology developed at Sandia National Laboratories. mPower Technology’s DragonSCALES, consist of small, highly interconnected photovoltaic cells formerly known as solar glitter at Sandia. They are orbiting Earth for the first time on a Lynk […]

Pathways to production

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Biologists at Sandia National Laboratories developed comprehensive software that will help scientists in a variety of industries create engineered chemicals more quickly and easily. Sandia is now looking to license the software for commercial use, researchers said. Sandia’s stand-alone software RetSynth uses a novel algorithm to sort through large, curated databases of […]

Legendary licenses

Licensing expert Bob Westervelt, who has worked to transfer Sandia National Laboratories technologies in the medical, solar and hydrogen production fields, received the 2021 Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium. The consortium, a network that honors significant technology transfer accomplishments among more than 300 federal laboratories and research centers, recognized Westervelt […]

CRADAs, licenses lead to billions in economic impact since 2000

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cooperative Research and Development Agreements and patent license agreements between Sandia National Laboratories and outside partners led to billions in economic impact and supported tens of thousands of high-paying jobs every year for the last two decades, according to a recent study on national economic contributions. CRADAs and licenses signed with 223 […]

NM companies may receive up to $150K in technical assistance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Eligible New Mexico companies can submit statements of intent to work with scientists and engineers at Sandia or Los Alamos national laboratories through a new program to advance technologies derived from the labs into market-ready products and services. The Technology Readiness Gross Receipts Tax Credit Initiative allows selected companies to receive up […]

Sandia-designed kits increase amount, type of breathing machines available for COVID-19

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In less than a month, Sandia National Laboratories converted 100 respiratory machines New Mexico hospitals already had on hand into machines that can safely be used as ventilators to help treat patients with severe cases of COVID-19. Non-invasive ventilators that use masks instead of tubes, BiPAP and CPAP machines, cannot normally be […]

From innovation to industry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A recently signed New Mexico law enables Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories to assist in turning transferred technology into viable products and services, which could boost innovation and create jobs, according to Sandia business development experts. The Technology Readiness Gross Receipts Tax Credit is a three-year pilot technology maturation program that […]

NM company secures funds, land for medical-isotope producing reactor using Sandia concept

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico company secured funding this year and located 240 acres of land in the southeastern corner of the state to build a small reactor that will exclusively produce medical isotopes. The concept was developed and licensed by Sandia National Laboratories to help establish a stable domestic supply of medical isotopes, […]

Sandia Science & Technology Park celebrates 20 years, announces positive economic impact

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Sandia Science & Technology Park, home to 26 buildings, 47 companies and organizations and more than 2,050 jobs celebrated its 20th anniversary Friday and highlighted the park’s economic impact through 2017. Sandia National Laboratories Director Steve Younger joined Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller at SolAero Technologies Corp. to release findings of a […]

Goodyear, Sandia Labs mark 25 years of using computer simulations to improve tire design

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a collaboration almost as old as technology transfer itself, Sandia National Laboratories and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have worked together for 25 years to create better vehicle tires and more advanced computational mechanics. “You might wonder how national defense systems relate to tire engineering,” said Susan Seestrom, Sandia’s chief […]

Sandia Labs joins Innovate ABQ at UNM’s Lobo Rainforest building

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will open an office this fall in The University of New Mexico’s Lobo Rainforest building, a 160,000-square-foot multiuse center that is the first piece of Innovate ABQ, a seven-acre downtown hub of the Innovation Central district in Albuquerque. “Sandia is an integral part of the high-tech business community along […]

Twistact and Optimization of Building Efficiency projects chosen for DOE’s LabCorps

Sandia and LLNL teams will receive funding for commercialization plans and entrepreneurial training LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories’ Twistact and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Optimization of Building Efficiency projects were selected today as the Livermore Valley Site’s participants in the Energy Department’s LabCorps pilot program. “This program underscores the value of the partnership […]