UNM Rainforest Innovations

Funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to UNM Rainforest Innovations in collaboration with the UNM innovation Academy

The New Mexico Rainforest University Center provides training and technical assistance at all of the University of New Mexico sites (Main, UNM-Taos, UNM-Valencia, UNM-Gallup, and UNM-Los Alamos).

The University Center mission is to:

  • Advance high-growth entrepreneurship
  • Cultivate innovation
  • Encourage business expansion beyond the local market
  • Develop a high-skilled work force through entrepreneurship fundamental training


The platform for the training will be eCommerce, designed to assist any business with its digital presence.  Courses and certificates will be available to UNM students and community members thru UNM’s Innovation Academy.

The program provides two primary training programs at all UNM branch campuses: 1) Access to taking the eCommerce Essential Course (for UNM students for credit or community members for certificate) and 2) a series of 10-12 seminars covering from January to December.

Additionally, each site has a dedicated site mentor. The site mentor is available as an interface for any questions and to serve as a connection point for resources related to your entrepreneurial endeavors or training.

Learn more

Visit the Lobo Rainforest website to learn more about the program, including the entrepreneurial capabilities certificate.

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