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First Sandia Tech Showcase Shines a Light on Research, Business

Sandia National Laboratories’ cutting-edge research and technology will be on display next week at a daylong event.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories’ cutting-edge research and technology will be on display next week at a daylong event.

Tips on intellectual property issues and on how to do business with the labs through licensing, partnership agreements, procurement and economic development programs also will be featured at the first Sandia Research & Technology Showcase from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.

The event is free and open to the public. The showcase will include presentations, panel discussions, posters and booths. Posters will focus on four broad themes: cybersecurity research, energy security, nano and micro science and technology and water security. Within each theme, a collection of research projects, technologies and facilities will illustrate the range of Sandia’s work from early-stage research through technology deployment. The showcase is designed to provide valuable information to local and regional industry and academic partners.

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The first Sandia Research & Technology Showcase will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque. Sandia National Laboratories  

The meeting opens with remarks by Sandia President and Laboratories Director Paul Hommert and includes an overview of research and development at the labs by Dennis Croessmann, chief of staff to the chief technology officer. Pete Atherton, Sandia’s senior manager of Industry Partnerships, will discuss accessing intellectual property. A panel moderated by Technology Ventures Corp.’s John Freisinger will feature representatives from several companies that have licensed Sandia technology discussing how they achieved business success. Deputy Laboratories Director Kim Sawyer will moderate a conversation over lunch with Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins. And Jackie Kerby Moore, manager of the Technology & Economic Development Department at Sandia, will moderate a panel made up of local businesses that have taken part in Sandia’s economic development programs, including the Sandia Science & Technology Park and the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program.

Researchers and business development specialists will be on hand to discuss the showcased technology. And staff from Sandia’s recruiting department will answer hiring questions.

Sponsors include Sandia Labs, city of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, Sandia Science & Technology Park and Technology Ventures Corp. Online registration is required. For the agenda, more information and to register visit www.sstp.org/showcase.