News ItemMarch 2015 Park Post
TEAM Technologies Accelerator – Team Technologies, an advanced engineering and manufacturing company, has expanded its business model to serve as an accelerator for technology companies. TEAM has actually been incubating/accelerating companies since 2001, but drastically increased the number of companies and technologies that it has brought on in the last two years. TEAM previously built a world-class capability as a result of reacting to Sandia’s needs for Z-Pinch and Pulsed Power Science. TEAM is now leveraging this capability to develop new technology opportunities with 15+ companies where many are physically located at the TEAM site in the SS&TP. The accelerator has served as a place where startups and existing companies have access to engineering, manufacturing, and prototyping capabilities that may not otherwise be feasible or affordable without the help of TEAM.
New Mexico State Land Office Visit – The new Commissioner of Public Lands at the New Mexico State Land Office recently visited the SS&TP. Commissioner Aubrey Dunn is a native New Mexican and worked for 25 years in the financial industry, including the last ten of which was as CEO/President of First Federal Bank of New Mexico. The SS&TP Program Office hosted Commissioner Dunn, along with his staff, for a briefing and discussion regarding the available NM State Land Office sites in the Park. The Commissioner is encouraged by potential prospective projects and the partnership between the public and private sectors.
STEM Day – The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History hosted families and scouts for a day of engineering fun on February 7 in the SS&TP. Local scientists and engineers were on hand to facilitate activities, which were designed to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The STEM event proved to be a success for the museum and for the community as it drew in over 750 attendees.
Center for Collaboration & Commercialization (C3) – Did you know that the C3 concept has been launched? C3 programs and services are currently being held at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History located in the SS&TP. Stay tuned for your chance to attend an upcoming C3 event. For up-to-date information, please visit our website at www.sstp.org/C3.