LOS ALAMOS, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a show of support for New Mexico’s growing innovation economy, the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department and Technology Ventures Corporation have signed on as major sponsors of DisrupTech, a showcase of disruptive technology developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists.
Set for Thursday, July 16, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Los Alamos Golf Course Event Center, DisrupTech features eight entrepreneurial-minded scientists presenting technologies in the areas of sustainable fracking, solar cell materials, biofuels, tamper forensics, neutralization of toxic chemicals, biotechnology, water treatment, and industrial process improvement.
DisrupTech is hosted by the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos and the New Mexico Angels, the state’s leading angel investing group. The purpose of DisrupTech is to expose entrepreneurs, investors, business people, and other leaders to potentially world changing, early-stage technologies developed by Los Alamos scientists and promote the innovation culture at the Laboratory.
As DisrupTech’s title sponsor, the State of New Mexico’s Economic Development Department has signaled its support for technology innovations that spark investment, launch start-up companies and create jobs in the Land of Enchantment. Said New Mexico Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela, “Governor Susannah Martinez re-activated the Technology Research Collaborative (TRC), an effective tool to grow and keep new technologies in New Mexico and recently signed the Angel Investment Tax Credit and the Small Business R&D Credit expansion into law, following a strong show of leadership from the Legislature. Our sponsorship of DisrupTech is just one way the TRC will continue to strengthen and diversify our economy.”
Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC) is DisrupTech’s silver sponsor. TVC President and CEO John Freisinger said, "DisrupTech allows for a critical exchange between New Mexico’s brightest researchers and our most active entrepreneurs. The more these two groups of people meet, the more innovative companies will be created, and the more jobs and opportunities will be created in our State."
Other DisrupTech sponsors include Los Alamos County, City of Santa Fe Economic Development, Regional Development Corporation, and New Mexico Technology Council. Purchase tickets to DisrupTech at www.LANLDisrupTech.com.
About the New Mexico Angels
The New Mexico Angels is an accredited angel group focused on investing in early-stage companies and has invested more than $8 million since 1999. Our mission is to provide members with well-vetted investment opportunities with outstanding financial returns, while accelerating promising companies to market leadership.
About Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security.