Technology Development

The Feynman Center facilitates the creation and growth of businesses based on Los Alamos technologies, capabilities and expertise. Staff accomplish this by driving innovation into New Mexico companies that are working on products that can enhance key design and manufacturing capabilities in the state. The Feynman Center also continues to develop more customized entrepreneurial activities to increase spinouts based on Los Alamos technologies.


The Regional Engagement Challenge (REC)

The Regional Engagement Challenge funds new innovative mechanisms and approaches that have the potential to enhance the technology-based ecosystem in NM. The purpose of this support is to help the Richard P. Feynman Center’s partners explore and implement new methods of ecosystem development to increase technology commercialization, stimulate new business startups, attract entrepreneurs, create alternative job opportunities, and attract businesses and capital to the region.

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The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program provides New Mexico small businesses facing technical challenges access to the unique expertise and capabilities of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories. At no cost to the business, small businesses can seek assistance from lab scientists and engineers to solve challenges and overcome barriers to company success. 

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To request assistance from NMSBA, please click here.


Los Alamos and Sandia National laboratories in partnership with the State of New Mexico are launching the New Mexico Technology Readiness Gross Receipts Initiative (TRGR) to advance technologies derived from New Mexico National laboratories past invention to be market ready. This is the first call for proposals. Statements of Intent are due August 27, 2020. Requests for assistance will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation are sponsors of NM LEEP, a 2-year fellowship that offers external high tech innovators a faster track to product development that will drive innovation into the US economy and national security ecosystem through:

    * Bridging the gap between frontier technology discovery and product adoption;
    * Matching innovators with world-class expertise and unique resources at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and;
    * Connecting innovators to a specialized national network of investors, mentors, and customized training opportunities.

The technology areas supported include: advanced materials, AI and advanced computing, biotechnology, energy transition, and space systems.
Applications for this program open every February and close in March. New fellows are onboarded every January. More information can be found at