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Federal Research Institutions’ Impact on Economic Development in New Mexico - David Pesiri

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Over $5 billion of federal R&D funds are spent each year at the national laboratories located in New Mexico. These Federal research institutions are a key driver of the economy in New Mexico. This panel will feature representatives from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the Air Force Research Laboratory in NM to discuss how each supports initiatives to influence national, state, and local economic competitiveness. The panel will touch on how national laboratories are reducing the barriers to working with industry, better connecting lab technologies to the marketplace, and helping build a vital economy in New Mexico.

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Federal Research Institutions’ Impact on Economic Development in New Mexico - David Pesiri

  1. 1. Innovation Protecting Tomorrow UNCLASSIFIED // Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s NNSA
  2. 2. Strategic Collaborations Partnerships & Alliances Building the best teams to work on industry’s most challenging problems Strategic Sponsored Work Sharing knowledge and expertise to facilitate effective and efficient research and development Initiatives Initiating new business models for long-term success UNCLASSIFIED // Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s NNSA
  3. 3. Market Transition Laboratory inventions and software with commercial potential have a better chance of making a transition to the market when an industrial partner undertakes future development and marketing. Strategic licensing aligns the commercialization effort with the programmatic mission of the Laboratory Express Licensing provides business access to Laboratory inventions and software to determine if there is a market Industry Partner: Chevron ETC and GE What is the technology? Using swept frequency acoustic interferometry (SFAI), Safire translates sound propagation measurements made at many frequencies into the volumetric flow rate for each component of the fluid, continuously revealing the well’s proportion of oil, gas, and water. UNCLASSIFIED // Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s NNSA Industry Partner: Engine manufactures (originally Cummins) Over 400 licenses What is the technology? KIVA is a family of Fortran-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software that predicts complex fuel and air flows as well as ignition, combustion, and pollutant-formation processes in engines.
  4. 4. Innovation in New Mexico “Programs like the VAF are…instrumental in helping a business…” ~ William Kurtz, CEO of Aerolenz ENTREPRENEURIAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE (ELOA) AND LICENSING ELOA and Licensing in New Mexico helps commercialize Los Alamos technology by launching new ventures or helping expand existing companies. Metric reflect results 1997-2011, based on a cumulative survey of 45 clients. LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY LLC VENTURE ACCELERATION FUND (LANS VAF) LANS VAF has supported companies in every stage of development, ranging from proof-of-concept, prototyping, and product engineering to customer acquisition and market validation. Metric reflect results 2006-2012 The NMSBA program has more than 13 years of success leveraging world-class science and technology from Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories to assist in New Mexico small businesses. Metric reflect results 2000-2012. Los Alamos’ participation began in 2007. UNCLASSIFIED // Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s NNSA NEW MEXICO SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE (NMSBA) PROGRAM Total $ Return on Investment $47.0M $48.0M $346.4M “By participating in NMSBA, we’ve been able to pursue cutting-edge technology for our mobile app, which has a direct correlation to getting more users and investors.” ~Molly Cernicek, Chief Executive Officer
  5. 5. UNCLASSIFIED // Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s NNSA + 100 41-100 25-40 11-25 1-11
  6. 6. Contact Us Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation Los Alamos National Laboratory Email: feynmancenter@lanl.gov Office: (505) 665-9090 www.lanl.gov/feynmancenter UNCLASSIFIED // Operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s NNSA Our Team The Many Faces of Feynman

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