UNM Rainforest Innovations

UNM Rainforest Innovations (UNMRI), the University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer and economic development organization, has wrapped up another successful fiscal year. Metrics for technology-transfer and commercialization activities from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023, included 78 invention disclosures, 54 new U.S. patent applications filed, and the issuance of 32 patents.

Commercialization activity was comparable to last year’s metrics and included 38 option/license agreements signed with new startups and established companies for UNM technologies. The fiscal year also saw eight startup companies form from UNM technologies. Three of those startups are in New Mexico and five are headquartered out of state.

Total income (approximately $2.1 million) is diversified to include license income and other income including patent cost reimbursement, funding from the University of New Mexico, the Cecchi VentureLab program, and others.

The startup companies formed in 2023 include: 

Company Name Description Origin State
SensorComm Technologies, Inc.
Smart, portable IoT emission monitoring solutions for transportation & energy.
New Mexico
SilKool Technologies, Inc.
Innovative fibers and material for enhanced sunlight rejection.
YEEO Eco-Safe, Inc.
Non-toxic, environmentally-friendly mosquito larvicide.
Kondor Pharma, Inc.
Developing a virus-Like particle (VLP)-based vaccine against inflammasomes in various inflammatory diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease).
New Mexico
Company Name Undisclosed
Sustainable concrete formulations incorporating carbon black with the goal of providing a negative carbon footprint.
New Jersey
Andluca Technologies, Inc.
Enabling the future of intelligent glass products via transparent coatings that harvest UV light.
New Jersey
Sun Safe Technology, LLC
Developing low-cost, printable colorimetric ultraviolet (UV) personal dosimeter. The colorimetric dye can be printed on paper and does not require submersion in hazardous solvents. The dosimeter can be used to detect and monitor UV exposure.
New Mexico
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