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UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Finds Startup Opportunity in the NM Rainforest

Before starting her Hispanic Linguistics Master’s Program at The University of New Mexico (UNM), Isabel Last was trained to teach Spanish as a second language. Throughout her teaching experience, she consistently found that regardless of how creative and immersive she tried to make her lessons and activities, there was a definitive limit to how well instructors could contextualize the content. She knew language teaching needed a paradigm shift. This is …Read More

UNM Rainforest Innovations Receives $800K EDA American Rescue Plan Grant to support Training Programs for New Mexico Tribal Entrepreneurship Project

3-year EDA Funded Grant looks to bridge gaps and seek solutions to Tribal Entrepreneurship (April 4, 2022 – Albuquerque, NM) – UNM Rainforest Innovations, the University of New Mexico’s technology transfer and economic development organization, has been awarded an $800,000 American Rescue Plan Economic Adjustment Assistance grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help break down barriers and generate opportunity through entrepreneurship in historically underserved communities in New …Read More

Nob Hill Therapeutics is a “Startup to Watch” in 2022

Local startup Nob Hill Therapeutics, commercializing technology developed at the University of New Mexico, has been featured in New Mexico Inno’s Startups to Watch list for 2022. Ten local startups in several different sectors were selected by Technology Reporter Collin Krabbe based on how they performed in 2021 and what they have planned for this year. Nob Hill Therapeutics is pushing for FDA approval of their dry powder nebulizer (DryNeb) …Read More

Technology Showcase for Physical Sciences and Engineering Technologies Hosted by UNM Rainforest Innovations

On February 15, UNM Rainforest Innovations hosted a technology showcase to highlight physical science and engineering technologies developed at the University of New Mexico. There were five technology presentations by UNM faculty and all technologies discussed are currently available for commercialization. The webinar kicked off with opening remarks by Lisa Kuuttila, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer of UNM Rainforest Innovations followed by guest speaker Christos Christodoulou, Dean of Engineering …Read More

2022 CTSC Health Hackathon planned for March 25-27

By Kim Delker February 13, 2022 Engineers, scientists, inventors and creators who have a passion for developing solutions in healthcare and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged to participate in the 2022 Clinical and Transitional Science Center (CTSC) Health Hackathon, planned at The University of New Mexico in March. The weekend-long event, which will be held at the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education North Wing, 1001 Stanford Drive NE, Albuquerque, will …Read More

Recap of Activity at the Innovate ABQ Site and Exciting Plans for 2022

Over the past year and a half, we have seen some exciting activity around the Innovate ABQ project. Located on a seven-acre site, the goal of the project is to develop an innovation district in downtown Albuquerque to foster economic development and job creation in New Mexico. The grand opening of the Lobo Rainforest Building in 2017 was one of the first buildings to take shape on the site. The …Read More

UNM Rainforest Innovations Announces New Director of Corporate Engagement and Collaboration Initiatives

UNM Rainforest Innovations, the technology-transfer and economic development organization for the University of New Mexico, has hired a new Director of Corporate Engagement, Mathis Shinnick. Mathis is a globally experienced and versatile executive with a proven track record of building, managing, and sustaining profitable ventures. As the Director of Corporate Engagement, he plans, develops, and manages external outreach initiatives and partnerships on behalf of UNM Rainforest Innovations and the University …Read More

Five U.S. Patents Issued to UNM Rainforest Innovations for UNM Technologies in October, November, and December

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued five U.S. patents to UNM Rainforest Innovations during the months of October, November, and December for technologies invented at the University of New Mexico. The patents, issued during UNM Rainforest Innovations’ 2022 fiscal year second quarter, are for a variety of technologies created by researchers in the Departments of Pharmacy; Computer Science; Chemical and Biological Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; the …Read More

Local Startup Circular Genomics Closes $4.5M Series Seed Investment Round

Local startup Circular Genomics recently closed on a $4.5M series seed investment round for their innovative research on circular RNA to target effective treatment options for people struggling with depression and neurological disorders. The investment round was co-led by Cottonwood Technology Fund III and Tramway Venture Partners and included Mountain Group Partners and other individual investors. The company’s approach to personalized treatment for depression predicts a patient’s sensitivity to anti-depressants …Read More

UNM Inventor Nick Carroll Selected as Part of the ACS 2021 Class of Influential Researchers

Nick Carroll, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of New Mexico has been selected as part of the 2021 Class of Influential Researchers by the American Chemical Society journal, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC). This annual award is given to innovative researchers in the first 10 years of their professional careers identified through an open call for nominations. Dr. Carroll is …Read More