Formerly STC.UNM, UNM Rainforest Innovations is located in the Lobo Rainforest Building at Broadway and Central, in Downtown Albuquerque, and the heart of Innovate ABQ. UNM Rainforest Innovations is co-located on the first floor with the Cecchi Venture Lab and Innovation Academy, UNM’s entrepreneurial program.
The Joseph L. Cecchi VentureLab (CVL)’s incubator provides shared office facilities, business services, mentoring, advice adn the location of the specialized facilities and laboratories required to support life sciences-, physical sciences-, and engineering-oriented ventures. The CVL often collaborates with faculty inventors, entrepreneurs, and UNM business students to perform market research and advance business opportunities for UNM-developed technologies. UNM and CVL representatives research, position, and identify strategies for the commercialization of these technologies, comsidering marketing potential, competitive environment, and more. Student teams also develop detailed cost and revenue models determining profit potential and rates of return.
CVL also offers a virtual/coworking program.