News ItemOctober 2015 Park Post

SS&TP Company Leadership & Partner Picnic – The annual picnic was held on September 9 at Ted Hobbs Park. It was an informal gathering over BBQ to acknowledge SS&TP leaders and community partners for their ongoing leadership and support of the Park. In addition, it was an opportunity for everyone to network with each other and meet new companies who have recently moved into the SS&TP. The picnic was sponsored by the Sandia Science & Technology Park Development Corporation.

The QC Group Provides Fast Turnaround – Customers turn to the company for help with inspection bottlenecks such as first article inspections, CMM programming, Gage R&Rs, and more. The recent installation of an OGP Flash 500 non-contact coordinate measuring machine supports the rapid turnaround needed for customers’ fast-paced manufacturing environments. When The QC Group opened its Albuquerque lab in the SS&TP in 2012, having room for growth, meaning both additional metrology equipment and personnel, was a priority. Their 2000-sq.-ft. facility, one of three nationwide, continues to meet their needs.

CINT Annual User Meeting – The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), which is located in the SS&TP, hosted its annual user meeting on September 21-22 in Santa Fe. The meeting was open to all current and prospective users to learn about the CINT’s extensive research portfolio, world-leading capabilities, and collaboration opportunities. For more information visit

Center for Collaboration and Commercialization – The STC.UNM and Sandia 2015 Fall Technology Social and Showcase attracted 135 people interested in collaborating with and licensing intellectual property from both organizations. The event featured eight jointly developed research and technology opportunities that were presented by the inventors to investors, entrepreneurs, companies, and industry, followed by questions and advice from local “sharks”. During lunch, a panel with three, joint start-up companies shared their entrepreneurial experiences with the audience.

Center for Collaboration and Commercialization – The Entrepreneurial Exploration & Training (EET) Roundtable featuring CNM’s Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Mindset Program (EMP) was held on September 16. The EMP is designed to inform and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of developing an entrepreneurial mindset. In addition, CNM directors gave an update on the STEMulus Center. Over 30 Sandians and Park Leaders attended the event.

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