News ItemJune 2018 Park Post
SS&TP Hosts City Economic Development Leaders – Director Synthia Jaramillo and Deputy Director Deirdre Firth from the City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department recently toured the Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) and were briefed on Sandia’s economic development programs. This visit was Synthia’s first interaction with the Park in her new role with the City. The City has been a longstanding partner since the inception of the SS&TP.
COMPANY AND ORGANIZATION NEWS
“Science is Everywhere” Summer Camp at the Museum – The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, located in the SS&TP, will host “Science is Everywhere” Summer Camps for children who are 6 to 12 years old. These themed, week-long camps will take place May 29 – August 10, 2018, and they are designed to be both highly educational and fun for all. Sessions include “Hey, Can I Take that Apart?”, “Code of the Robot”, The Upside Down”, “Spy Kids” and many more! Register today, as camps are filling up fast! Please call 505-245-2137, extension 103, with any questions.
NMA Ventures to Invest $4.2M in Tech Startups – NMA Ventures, located in the SS&TP, will receive $1.6 million from the Catalyst Fund, and matched it with $2.6 million of private investor funds to invest in New Mexico startups. The Catalyst Fund invests in emerging venture capital funds throughout the state. NMA will seek out promising high-tech innovation, especially from the state’s national laboratories and research universities. NMA Ventures funds early-stage, high-technology companies based in New Mexico.
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH
“Twenty years ago we gathered the economic development community, land owners, business owners, and Sandia leaders to explore the idea of a research park near Sandia. It took only minutes to align behind the idea of using this land adjacent to Sandia to create the opportunity for enhanced technology transfer and much more. Today, we have a world-class, highly successful research park.” Dan Hartley, Vice President (retired), Sandia National Laboratories