News ItemSeptember 2014 Park Post
Sandia and UNM.STC Partnership – STC.UNM recently invited Jackie Kerby Moore, Executive Director of Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP), to present at the UNM Economic Development Forum. The presentation discussed the SS&TP as well as the Sandia and UNM partnership tied to the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program (NMSBA). This partnership has led to $1.13M in funded projects and 110 small businesses assisted in NM since 2002. NMSBA has also assisted UNM start-ups including Biophagy, LLC; EcoPesticides International; Oligocide, Inc.; and Lotus Leaf Coatings. The SS&TP looks forward to future collaborations with UNM on Innovate ABQ.; New Sandia Technology Showcase – Engage with Sandians at the upcoming Sandia Technology Showcase. The Showcase is a year-round series of events highlighting Sandia partnership opportunities. First up is a luncheon focusing on Sandia National Laboratories’ intellectual property (IP) and principal investigators (PIs). Selected PIs will present technologies they have developed to an audience of interested entrepreneurs and investors. The luncheon event is hosted by Sandia National Laboratories and the New Mexico Angels in partnership with the City of Albuquerque and Technology Ventures Corporation.For more information, please visit www.sstp.org/showcase.; MediNatura™ Purchases Park Company – MediNatura™ Incorporated, a Delaware Corporation headquartered in greater Philadelphia, recently announced an agreement to purchase the Heel Group’s USA operations. “MediNatura is dedicated to manufacturing and distributing high quality, FDA-regulated products, just as we did as Heel Inc.,” said Scott Mitchell, MediNatura’s vice president of operations and director of operations for Heel Inc. MediNatura™ plans to maintain its location in the SS&TP.; ATA Aerospace Instrumental in Satellite Launch – A satellite, designed and built by teams from Kirtland Air Force Base and SS&TP company ATA Aerospace, was recently launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellite features a sensor that can evaluate techniques for detecting and tracking objects in space. While the operation is being managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate, ATA Aerospace was the project’s integration and test contractor.