IEC | Innovation Ecosystem Connect

Organ Mountains in evening light.
10/12/2009: Organ Mountains in evening light. (Photo by Darren Phillips) AUG14

Connecting small businesses with federal resources
for growth, development, and technology transfer.


How It Works

Sign up

Fill out a needs profile describing your organization, idea or technology, and your critical need(s) for growth and development, and then upload a 30-second video showcasing your idea or product.

Get Matched

IEC will match you to a resource (e.g. National Lab or a Small Business) based on the needs you have identified in your profile.

Connect with your Matches

Send a connection request to your matches and open a dialogue to see how they can help you develop your technology.


Our Partners

We work – and target to partner – with research institutions and small businesses seeking to collaborate and innovate in the current federal resource and business ecosystem.

Our partners of significance to this initiative include Sandia National Laboratories , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, Federal Lab Consortium, ASCEND Network, UNM, and several others.


Our Mission

To facilitate and centralize economic opportunity through entrepreneurship and innovation. More specifically, to broker connections between small businesses and innovation ecosystem resources.

Find a Partner

What are you waiting for? It only takes five minutes to sign up – get matched and navigate potential connections with small businesses or federal entities/resources to collaborate and innovate on existing projects or newfound interests.