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Raytheon Ktech Expansion – The company broke ground in March on a 1500 sq.ft. addition to its Eubank facility. The addition is high-bay laboratory space to support demands for new work. The addition will be completed at the end of May with move-in plans for June. Raytheon Ktech has been in the SS&TP since 2001 and is a leader in directed energy systems, pulsed power systems engineering, and telemetry solutions; SS&TP Company Leadership Luncheon – Applied Technology Associates (ATA) hosted the most recent quarterly luncheon. It was an informal gathering for Park leaders to hear an overview of ATA, ATA Aerospace’s involvement with the Red Bull Stratos mission, and tour ATA’s facility in the SS&TP. The event also provided an opportunity to network and announce current news in the Park; The QC Group – The company has been working with Sandia for 10 years as a service provider for quality-related services including dimensional inspection measurements, reverse engineering with scanning, 3D CAD modeling, and more. Focused on a rapid response with dependable results, QC’s vision of “story worthy” service is evidenced by the multiple awards they have received from Sandia over the last several years. The QC Group was given a 2012 Gold (Oro) award for over 95% on-time delivery. Sandia is one of the company’s largest customers, making the SS&TP location cost-efficient and convenient; New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program – The NMSBA Program assists for-profit small businesses in New Mexico to access cutting-edge technologies, solve technical challenges, and gain knowledge from experts at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. The assistance is provided at no cost to your small business. NMSBA accepts applications for projects year round. For further information, contact Genaro Montoya at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.nmsbaprogram.org.
SS&TP Open House – The Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) held an Open House at the Steve Schiff Auditorium on March 21 to showcase the products and capabilities of Park companies and organizations to representatives from Sandia National Laboratories, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB). The event provided an opportunity to strengthen ongoing partnerships and initiate new ones. The Open House was hosted by the SS&TP and Sandia’s Small Business Utilization Department, and sponsored by the Sandia Science & Technology Park Development Corporation; and FLC Laboratory Director of the Year – Paul Hommert has been named 2013 Laboratory Director of the Year by the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for his support of Sandia’s technology transfer activities, including the SS&TP. Being selected as a recipient is an honor that recognizes both the excellence of Paul’s efforts and Sandia’s entire technology transfer program. The FLC is a nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace.
Cyber Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) Open House – CERL held an Open House on February 19 in the Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP). The event provided an overview of the Cyber Engineering Research Institute (CERI) and highlighted cyber security research activities at CERL. Many federal, state, and local officials, community business leaders, and Sandia representatives attended and spoke at the event. CERI is a virtual organization spanning Sandia National Laboratories’ two main sites. CERI includes two facilities: CERL in the SS&TP in New Mexico, and the Cyber Technology Research Laboratory (CTRL) in the Livermore Valley Open Campus in California. CERL was established outside of Sandia’s gates to build a cyber research community and facilitate hosting of academic, industry, and government collaborators. The facility houses a human performance lab, innovation lab, and a research center; EMCORE Corporation – The company held a celebration on February 26 at their SS&TP headquarters, commemorating thedelivery of 1 million high-efficiency, multi-junction solar cells toSSL (formerly Space Systems/Loral). EMCORE began supplying SSL with high-efficiency, multi-junction solar cells more than 10 years ago. In May 2009, they announced a long-term supply agreement with SSL to continue manufacturing and delivering solar cells for their spacecraft programs through 2014. State and local officials, community business leaders, Sandia and Air Force Research Laboratory representatives, and EMCORE executives and employees attended and spoke at the event. EMCORE is a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets.
Applied Technology Associates (ATA) – ATA Aerospace, a joint venture between ATA and ASRC Aerospace, was awarded a $100M indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles’ Directorate, Integrated Experiments and Evaluation Division, at Kirtland Air Force Base. ATA Aerospace is responsible for the required research, engineering, technical, and program management to perform aerospace technology research, analysis, integration, and test and evaluation to execute Air Force research; Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) – CINT recently concluded its Fall Call for Proposals. There were 84 proposals accepted that came from both international and domestic institutions. Over 50% of the proposals were from academic institutions, 18% were from international institutions, and a small number were from the industrial sector. CINT is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences nanoscale science research center operated as a national user facility by Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory. To learn more about the program and how to submit a proposal, visit http://cint.lanl.gov; MOOG – CSA Engineering – Eric Austin has been promoted to the Site Engineering Manager for the Albuquerque site located in the SS&TP. Eric will oversee all mechanical design, analysis, test, and active systems engineering activities. He will continue to support Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Air Force Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) project execution, new business, and customer relationships. Eric will support the Space and Defense Engineering Leadership Team (SDGELT) in this role; Governor’s Visit – Governor Martinez visited Air Products to announce her plan to increase the recruitment and hiring of math and science teachers in low income and rural schools throughout New Mexico. These efforts are to ensure that today’s students can get a job in a market that will demand those skills when they graduate. The SS&TP is home to companies, scientists, and engineers involved in advancing new technologies. The majority of jobs at the Park are in the math and science fields; RED, Inc. Communications (RED, Inc.) – The company recently received a five-year contract at the Idaho National Laboratory to provide Managed Services for Documentation Support. RED, Inc. is the named managed service provider and is responsible for managing site-wide operations in the areas of Document Layout and Design, Graphic Arts, Document Control, and Records Management functions; SS&TP Company Leadership Luncheon – Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA (SEDU) hosted the most recent quarterly luncheon. It was an informal gathering for Park leaders to network, announce current news in the Park, have lunch, hear an overview of SEDU, and tour their facility.
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA, RED, Inc., and The QC Group are new companies that moved to the SS&TP; U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman was recognized with a Pillars of the Park Award for his leadership in support of the SS&TP; Governor Susana Martinez held a press conference at Air Products to discuss the importance of New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) funding in the state’s efforts to encourage job creation and economic development; Taiwan-New Mexico Workshop on Science Parks was held to discuss best practices, business opportunities, and technology transfer; Matt Erskine, U.S. Economic Development Administration, a key partner in the Park, visited and toured the SS&TP; Dr. John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, met with SS&TP and New Mexico business leaders regarding technology development and commercialization; SS&TP Open House showcased the products and capabilities of Park companies to representatives from Sandia National Laboratories, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Kirtland Air Force Base; Economic Impact Assessment News Conference, featured Mayor Richard J. Berry, City of Albuquerque and Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, Bernalillo County, and was held to announce the economic impact of the SS&TP; The First Annual Sandia Research & Technology Showcase featured cutting-edge research and technology development taking place at Sandia National Laboratories and provided information on doing business with the Labs through licensing, partnerships, procurement, and economic development programs; Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) recognized the SS&TP with its 2012 State and Local Economic Development Award.