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Entrepreneurial Faculty

UNM Rainforest Innovations works with UNM Entrepreneurial Inventors to explore new inventions, commercialize UNM technologies, protect intellectual property and create start-up companies based on UNM inventor’s innovations. UNM Rainforest Innovations works through the commercialization process with this select group by identifying collaboration opportunities to leverage the prospect of commercialization of UNM intellectual property. UNM Rainforest Innovations can connect other faculty entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals to introduce new resources available at UNM and in the business community. UNM Rainforest Innovations can connect UNM Entrepreneurial Faculty and Inventors to resources at various stages of company conceptualization, managing conflict of interest, start-up formation, funding, and facilities.

Conflicts of Interest

The purpose of the UNM Conflicts of Interest in Research Policy is to protect the integrity, trust, and respect of UNM, its academic community and its research activities. It enables compliance with applicable laws and other regulatory requirements to protect investigators who may be exposed to conflict of interest situations.

A conflict of interest is a situation associated with an investigator’s research in which it reasonably appears, on an actual or potential basis, that the investigator’s significant financial interest or situation could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of UNM research activities or compromise professional commitments or allegiance to UNM.

For more information on managing a COI, see the links to the right.

The Health Sciences Center COI Committee also provides possible managements plans for COI situations. Please see more information at HSC COI .