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Sandia showcase shines a light on research and tech transfer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will again take its cutting-edge research and technology to the community at a daylong event that will also spotlight intellectual property and how to do business with the labs through licensing, partnership agreements, procurement and economic development programs.

The second annual Sandia Research & Technology Showcase is Sept. 10 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque. The event is free and open to the public.

Albuquerque emergency room physician Scott Forman (left) and Sandia researcher Mark Reece examine trauma shears developed for Forman’s company, Héros. Reece helped Forman engineer the shears through the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program. Forman will be a speaker at the 2013 Sandia Research & Technology Showcase. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Click on the thumbnail for a high-resolution image.

“This is Sandia’s opportunity to highlight our great work in front of a large, interested audience,” said Jackie Kerby Moore, manager of Technology and Economic Development at Sandia. “It allows us to share with the community some of the work we do behind the fences.”

The showcase will include presentations, panel discussions, posters and booths. Posters will focus on four broad themes: bioscience, computing and information science, energy and climate, and nanodevices and microsystems. Within each theme, a collection of research projects, technologies and facilities will be featured, illustrating the range of Sandia’s work from early stage research through technology deployment.

The showcase is targeted to local and regional industry and academic partners. The agenda includes an overview of Sandia research and partnerships by Sandia Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Julia Phillips. Pete Atherton, senior manager of Industry Partnerships, will discuss technology transfer. Researchers and licensing executives will talk about available intellectual property (IP) at a panel moderated by Mary Monson, manager of Business Development and IP Management.

Companies that have partnered with Sandia will talk about achieving business success on a panel moderated by Technology Ventures Corp.’s John Freisinger. Ben Cook, a manager in Sandia’s Chief Technology Office, will lead a panel on university partnerships and strategies for engagement.

And Kerby Moore will moderate a panel of local leaders who have used Sandia’s economic development programs, including the Sandia Science & Technology Park and the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program.

Researchers and business development specialists will be on hand to discuss the showcased technology. And careers and recruiting staff will be available to answer hiring questions.

“We are thrilled with the enthusiasm shown by Sandia’s principal investigators who are participating and pleased to be highlighting their work,” Kerby Moore said. “We hope to increase partnerships as a result.”

Members of the news media are invited to attend the Sandia Research & Technology Showcase on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Pl. NE, Albuquerque. Please contact Nancy Salem at 844-2739 if you plan to attend or have questions.

Sponsors include Sandia National Laboratories, the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, the city of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, Technology Ventures Corp. and the Sandia Science & Technology Park. Online registration is required. For the agenda, more information and to register, visit the showcase website.

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Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies and economic competitiveness.

Sandia news media contact: Nancy Salem,, (505) 844-2739