Economic Development


Technology Transfer - HSC Public-Private Partnerships

Since 2004, 38 new private companies were either spun off from the University or used University technology to start up.  These companies focus on drug development, cancer therapies, molecular imaging, medical diagnostics, software development, genetics and more.

UNM Rainforest Innovations

STC.UNM (formerly known as the 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 on UNM’s south campus at the Science & Technology Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, STC has proximity to research and development and laboratory facilities and other technology based companies, many of which are the creation of STC.

Mission:  To foster a Rainforest in the Desert, STC.UNM nurtures innovation and economic development for the UNM community.



GrowBio is committed to making New Mexico an ideal environment for biotechnology businesses to grow.


To identify and advance actionable strategies to grow biotechnology businesses in New Mexico to benefit the state’s economy by creating new and high-paying jobs to improve the lives of New Mexicans.


To identify and communicate actionable strategies and best practices for harnessing local workforce, research, and intellectual property. To make public policy recommendations that support this initiative.

Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque

Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque is a collaboration among Albuquerque anchor institutions to create “Main Street jobs” by buying locally and hiring locally, within the neighborhoods that form the catchment area of our hospital.

How does it work?

In early 2016, UNM HSC engaged The Democracy Collaborative to guide Phase I of the initiative, focused on identifying “low-hanging fruit” initiatives to be implemented in the short term and creating a strategic plan for short- and long-term local purchasing and hiring initiatives.

The anchor institutions collaborating with UNM HSC in Phase I are Presbyterian Healthcare Services, CNM, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), and the City of Albuquerque. Each anchor is contributing work teams as follows:

    • Construction team, with UNM HSC, UNM Real Estate, and UH represented
    • HR team, with UNM HSC, UH and UNMMG represented
    • Procurement team, with UH and UNM HSC purchasing represented
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
    • Construction team
    • Procurement team
  • CNM, APS, and the City of Albuquerque each have a single team including procurement and facilities representatives

Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque is supported by the Albuquerque Community Foundation.