Technology and Innovation

NMSU is working to ensure that discoveries made on campus have the greatest possible impact on the larger world. Working in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of the VPED is involved in a number of programs and projects to translate NMSU research into positive developments for society.


Launch is a development program for early-stage technologies and innovations with exceptional commercial potential. Through competitively-awarded funding, business and commercialization services, and expert mentors, Launch works with researchers to develop projects that meet industry and commercial needs.

Explore projects supported by Launch to learn about emerging technologies that can advance your organization and industry – each Launch project has been thoroughly vetted to ensure market promise. We are also interested in partnering with industry for future Launch programs – contact Jason Koenig at (575) 646-5398 or E-mail to learn how you can get involved.

Arrowhead Innovation Network

Started with $2 million in funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and NMSU, AIN got underway in late 2012 to support Launch and help to build a vibrant economy for southern New Mexico and west Texas. With partners across the region, AIN is using resources at NMSU to support invention, innovation, and entrepreneurism.  Arrowhead Innovation Network (AIN) was created with the support of a substantial grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s i6 Challenge program, an initiative that aims to increase technology commercialization, startup businesses, jobs, and economic growth. The network brings together a closely connected group of partners: inventors, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and economic development specialists, to build a pipeline for moving new technologies to market and creating a vibrant regional innovation ecosystem.

Visit AIN’s website to learn how you can be a part of this exciting initiative.


NMSU researchers are game-changers in their areas of study. The discoveries and innovations emerging from our labs and classrooms are making their mark in commercial settings.

Learn more about promising NMSU-developed technology:

  • Visit our online showcase to view technologies available for licensing, with applications in an array of industries and markets.

Do you have a question about forming a strategic alliance between your organization and NMSU, finding a technology-based investment opportunity, or starting or expanding a business?

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