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 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) or strength(s) for growth and development. Then, upload a 30-second video showcasing your idea or product, along with images of your innovation or a capability statement for teaming/partnering opportunities.

Get Matched

IEC will match you to a resource (e.g. National Lab or a Small Business) based on the needs and/or strengths you have identified in your profile via keyword matching. You can update your keywords at any time as your capabilities or capacities change.

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. Once you are connected, you can hop in a chat session with them, start trading messages and emails, or even setup a video conference call using the integrated tools.


Our Partners

We work directly with research institutions and small businesses seeking to collaborate and innovate in the current innovation and business ecosystems.

Our partners of significance to this initiative include Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico State University, Federal Lab Consortium, 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.

Make a Connection

What are you waiting for? It only takes five minutes to sign up and get started.