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Center for Collaboration & Commercialization (C3)

Center for Collaboration & Commercialization (C3)

The Center for Collaboration and Commercialization (C3) serves as a public face for Sandia National Laboratories, providing access to the Labs and building linkages with the community. It’s a place where Sandians and their industrial, academic, and government partners can interact easily and freely, outside the gates. Located in the heart of Albuquerque’s Innovation District, C3 is dedicated to increasing Sandia’s collaboration and commercialization activities.

Programs & Services

  • Entrepreneurial Training, including office hours, Workshops, Roundtables, and Webinars
  • Small Business Assistance
  • Investor Access
  • Scientific and Technical Consulting
  • Co-Working Spaces



Stepping up tech transfer: The news that Sandia will pursue a center in the Sandia Science & Technology Park to strengthen partnerships and tech transfer with the private sector received substantial coverage in the Albuquerque media. The Center for Collaboration and Commercialization, or C3, was announced by President and Labs Director Paul Hommert at an Oct. 3 press conference and in a Sandia news release. The story was covered by the Albuquerque Journal on page 1, and by Albuquerque Business First, KOAT-TV, KRQE-TV, KASA-TV, and the World Industrial Reporter.

Recent Actions

April 2015: General Klotz cites C3 in testimony during a U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces hearing.

January 2015: Lt. Gen. Klotz (Ret) cites C3 in presentation to Kirtland Partnership Committee. Klotz is now the DOE’s Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the NNSA.

December 2014: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich introduced Senate Bill S. 2932, Microlab Technology Commercialization Act of 2014, “a bill to accelerate technology transfer by establishing off-campus micro labs to serve as the ‘front-door’ to national laboratories.”

October 2014: Sandia hosted a news conference to announce C3. Paul Hommert was joined by Mayor Berry from the City and Lisa Kuuttila from UNM for the announcement.

August 2014: Sandia President and Lab Director Paul Hommert approved moving forward with the C3 concept.