Technology Research Collaborative

Formalized in 2003, the goal of the TRC is to promote the commercialization of technologies born in New Mexico, thereby increasing high-paying jobs, and diversifying the economy.  In fiscal year 2020 the TRC will serve as mentors to science and technology businesses in the state.  The board's short-term goals include leveraging its expertise to assist businesses applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Matching Grants and developing a five-year Science & Technology Plan for the State of New Mexico.

The TRC is a volunteer board and its members represent a broad range of expertise:

  • Peter Anselmo, Director, Office of Innovation Commercialization, New Mexico Tech
  • John Chavez, President, New Mexico Angels
  • Jon Clark, Deputy Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Department
  • John Flores, President, New Mexico State University
  • Mark Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder, Descartes Labs
  • Lisa Kuuttila, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer, STC.UNM
  • Gabe Mounce, Director, Air Force Space Accelerator, Air Force Research Lab
  • Mark Popovich, President & CEO, 3D Glass Solutions, Inc.
  • John Sarrao, Deputy Director, Science, Technology, and Engineering, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Susan Seestrom, Associate Director, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Myrriah Tomar, TRC Board Administrator/Chair & Director, Office of Science & Technology, NMEDD

TRC Board Meeting #6 

Date: October 22, 2020

Time:  1:00PM-2:00PM

Location: Virtual Meeting Platform 

Due to COVID-19 TRC board meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  To attend as a guest/member of the public please RSVP to for call-in details.



  1. Call to Order and Confirmation of Quorum
  2. Introductions
  3. Approval of Minutes from 07/30/2020
  4. SBIR Grant Updates
  5. TRGR review committee Updates
  6. Strategic Planning Subcommittee Update
  7. Announcements (and other discussion items)
  8. Adjourn

If you have not yet confirmed your attendance, or if you have any questions, please call Myrriah Tomar at 505-827-0222. "Actions of the board will be binding when a miminum of three board members is present to vote."