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NM Rainforest EDA University Center Activity for July, August and September 2021

During the months of July, August and September, the New Mexico Rainforest, a U.S. Economic Development Administration University Center, held three mentoring office hour sessions with the various University Center (UC) mentors and hosted six webinars on a variety of entrepreneurial topics. Twenty-two Entrepreneurial Capabilities Certificates were earned through the UC program, including certificates by participants from the New Mexico Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR) as well …Read More

UNM Rainforest Innovations Announces 2022 Gap Funding for Four Proposals

The UNM Rainforest Innovations’ Gap Fund @ UNM Committee has announced the four proposals chosen for FY2022 gap funding. This year marks UNM Rainforest Innovations’ eleventh call for proposals to further develop an early-stage, unlicensed UNM technology previously disclosed to UNM Rainforest Innovations. Funds are used to support the development of a UNM technology to increase its chances of being successfully licensed by industry or to become the basis of …Read More

UNM Startup Armonica Reports $2M Series B Round from Local Investors and Japanese Lighting Company

Armonica Technologies, Inc. is an Albuquerque-based biotechnology company commercializing an innovative DNA nanopore sequencing technology for precision medicine research applications developed at the University of New Mexico. They have recently announced their $2M Series B round and contributors include local venture capital firms Cottonwood Technology Fund, Sun Mountain Capital, and Tramway Venture Partners and a lighting company based out of Japan called Hamamatsu Photonic K.K. Armonica was also awarded a …Read More

Local Startup Nob Hill Therapeutics Developing Innovative Dry Powder Nebulizer

Nob Hill Therapeutics is a local startup developing DryNeb™, the first dry powder nebulizer for the treatment of severe respiratory diseases. Their nebulizer works to rapidly deliver high dose drugs with higher efficiency than current dry powder inhalers. Part of the VIC Technology Venture Development, a technology commercialization organization, Nob Hill currently licenses technology developed out of the University of New Mexico through UNM Rainforest Innovations. Learn more about Nob …Read More

UNM Rainforest Innovations Announces FY2021 Year-End Metrics

UNM Rainforest Innovations, the University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer and economic development organization, has seen increased financial growth in fiscal year 2021 and has continued to diversity its income and matched or exceeded goals in many metrics. UNM Rainforest Innovations also saw decreased numbers in a few areas, partly due to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Metrics for technology-transfer and commercialization activities from July 1, 2020 – …Read More

11 U.S. Patents Issued to UNM Rainforest Innovations for UNM Technologies in July, August, and September

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued eleven U.S. patents to UNM Rainforest Innovations during the months of July, August, and September for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents, issued during UNM Rainforest Innovations’ 2022 fiscal first quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Chemistry; Biology; Emergency Medicine; Chemical & Biological Engineering; Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering; …Read More

Student Interns @ UNM Rainforest Innovations – Rebecca Tresise

Rebecca Tresise Student Office Assistant and Accounting Intern The student internship program at UNM Rainforest Innovations is for UNM students who want to develop professional skills and a better understanding of the intersection of business, science, and law. The program is made up of Innovation Interns, Intellectual Property & Disclosure Assistants, an Office Assistant, and an Accounting Intern. Our featured student intern this month is Rebecca (Becca) Tresise. She joined …Read More

Amelia Bierle and Alissa Chavez Make the Inno Under 25 List for Their Innovative Ideas

Inno New Mexico, a new platform focused on local innovation, has announced their Inno Under 25 list and local entrepreneurs Amelia Bierle and Alissa Chavez have been selected. The Inno Under 25 list recognizes young, innovative trailblazers in New Mexico who have started their own companies, created new products, or solidified a leadership role in an emerging sector, all before the age of 25. UNM Rainforest Innovations has worked with …Read More

Right to Start Initiative to Support Entrepreneurship and Growth in New Mexico

UNM Rainforest Innovations and the City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department are jointly financing the Right to Start movement which is a campaign to rebuild the American economy by making entrepreneurial opportunity a top priority in every community. Our innovation ecosystem has a lot to gain from this initiative because it will not only support our local startup community here in Albuquerque, but all types of businesses, big and small, …Read More

UNM Rainforest Innovations is Launching Right to Start Movement

UNM Rainforest Innovations, the technology-transfer and economic development organization for the University of New Mexico, is launching a new campaign to support entrepreneurial activity in Albuquerque and statewide to further develop our innovation ecosystem called the Right to Start movement. Right to Start is a campaign to rebuild the American economy by making entrepreneurial opportunity a top priority in every community. Entrepreneurship is important because it creates jobs, improves standards, …Read More