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Sandia Labs wins 4 national tech transfer awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Technology that helps men test their fertility is among Sandia National Laboratories’ four national awards winners honored by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. “These awards are highly competitive,” said Jackie Kerby Moore, Sandia’s manager of Technology and Economic Development and the labs’ consortium representative. “This […]

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Sandia stimulates marketplace recovery with free technology licenses

Update: Sandia has extended the Rapid Technology Deployment Program. Free licenses are now valid through June 30, 2021. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has announced a new, fast-track licensing program to rapidly deploy technology to a marketplace reeling from the effects of COVID-19. The move is designed to support businesses facing widespread, often technical […]

From innovation to industry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A recently signed New Mexico law enables Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories to assist in turning transferred technology into viable products and services, which could boost innovation and create jobs, according to Sandia business development experts. The Technology Readiness Gross Receipts Tax Credit is a three-year pilot technology maturation program that […]

Sandia, Puerto Rican university collaborate to develop energy projects for global tropics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new 10-year agreement between Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, has the potential to bring more reliable electricity to remote communities and the latest in electrical grid technology to rural areas in the world’s tropics. A Sandia manager who was born and grew up in Puerto Rico […]

NM company secures funds, land for medical-isotope producing reactor using Sandia concept

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico company secured funding this year and located 240 acres of land in the southeastern corner of the state to build a small reactor that will exclusively produce medical isotopes. The concept was developed and licensed by Sandia National Laboratories to help establish a stable domestic supply of medical isotopes, […]

Security in a heartbeat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A thumbprint to unlock a door. An eye scan to unlatch a vault. Both were once ideas of the future that may become things of the past if current research is successful. Sandia National Laboratories is collaborating with a New Mexico small business to test and develop a biometric security system based […]

Sandia debuts small-business partnership program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories today launched a mentor-protégé program to assist small business development and enhance a company’s ability to build a solid foundation to compete for larger and more federal and industry opportunities. Sandia’s mentor-protégé program was unveiled during a small-business forum at the University of New Mexico Lobo Rainforest. More than […]

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Containing a nuclear accident with ground-up minerals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a promising new way to prevent the spread of radioactive contamination and contain the hot molten mass that develops within a nuclear reactor during a catastrophic accident. During a three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project, a team of scientists discovered and patented a process […]

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Sandia Labs manufacturing spinoff steps into national market

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Joe Beck and Eric Branson’s business grew so fast it took them a year just to find time to put up a sign. “It’s since gone way beyond our expectations,” said Beck, president and CEO of Albuquerque-based Advanced Manufactured Power Solutions, or AMPS. The custom manufacturing company builds battery packs, cables and […]

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Sandia Labs to double assistance to small businesses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will be doubling the amount of technical assistance it provides to small businesses, following legislation signed into New Mexico state law this year. The new law raises the cap on the value of services Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories can offer a company through the New Mexico Small […]

National security, science collaboration bolstered by new agreement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico are joining forces to bolster national security and advance science and engineering with an agreement signed this week. “Once we have that umbrella in place, it opens the knowledge cache of both institutions — our scientific researchers collaborating with UNM’s — so that […]

Steve Verzi, William Severa, Brad Aimone, and Craig Vineyard hold different versions of emerging neuromorphic hardware platforms

Sandia spiking tool improves artificially intelligent devices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Whetstone, a software tool that sharpens the output of artificial neurons, has enabled neural computer networks to process information up to a hundred times more efficiently than the current industry standard, say the Sandia National Laboratories researchers who developed it. The aptly named software, which greatly reduces the amount of circuitry needed […]

Second Act: Sandia retirees band together to help small businesses with tech challenges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Retirement means different things to different people. To Mike Murphy it wasn’t about TV and golf, not after logging 40 years as an electrical engineer in the nuclear weapons program at Sandia National Laboratories. He wanted to put his experience to work. Murphy, who retired in 2009, was running his family’s cattle […]

Sandia engineer and Westwind owners looking at Astra supercomputer.

Sandia Labs spending tops $1 billion on goods and services, economic impact booms in FY18

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent nearly $1.3 billion on goods and services in fiscal year 2018, with spending on New Mexico companies up by $55 million compared to the previous year, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. “We had a really good year and topping $1 billion with nearly half a […]

Chart showing yearly CRADA signings since 2000.

CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories signed more Cooperative Research and Development Agreements this past fiscal year than in any previous year this century, sparking dozens of new collaborations and potential technological innovations. “CRADAs are one of the crown jewels of the technology transfer industry,” said Sandia business development specialist Jason Martinez. “Sandia is out […]

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