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About UNM Rainforest Innovations

UNM Rainforest Innovations (formerly known as the STC.UNM and Science & Technology Corporation @ UNM) is a nonprofit corporation formed and owned entirely by the University of New Mexico Board of Regents (UNM). We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with an independent board of directors. Located at the Lobo Rainforest Building in the heart of the Innovation District in Albuquerque, New Mexico, UNM Rainforest Innovations has proximity to research and development and laboratory facilities and other technology based companies, many of which are the creation of UNM Rainforest Innovations.


To foster a Rainforest in the Desert, UNM Rainforest Innovations nurtures innovation and catalyzes economic development.


To play a vital role in New Mexico economic development and to be an innovator in technology commercialization worldwide.

As a New Mexico University Research Park and Economic Development Act organization, UNM Rainforest Innovations does this by

  • protecting technologies developed at UNM and transferring these technologies to the marketplace, via starting new companies and transferring technologies to established companies;
  • connecting the business community to UNM for access to expertise, facilities, and research activities; and
  • facilitating UNM’s role as a contributor to New Mexico’s economic development.

UNM Rainforest Innovations’ dedicated staff is business oriented. Our full-time job is to understand the potential market applications of the wide range of technologies developed at UNM and to efficiently get them to companies that can commercialize them. UNM Rainforest Innovations is committed to securing the best match between a technology and the market.