Working with Sandia

Technology Readiness Gross Receipts Initiative

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NM businesses can accelerate the maturation of      cutting-edge technologies from Sandia and LANL

The Technology Readiness Gross Receipts (TRGR) initiative provides New Mexico businesses the opportunity to work directly with scientists and engineers at Los Alamos or Sandia national laboratories to advance the maturation of patents, patent applications, and software related to an active license between the lab and business or developed under an active Cooperative Research and Development Agreement in which the business is a participant.

  • Work may include prototyping, proof-of-concept, and technical validation among other approved activities.
  • The assistance provided to the business must NOT be available in the private sector. All project work must be complete within 12 months from when the work begins.
  • Participating companies cannot have an active NMSBA project within the same calendar year.


New Mexico businesses may receive up to $150,000 worth of assistance (cost of labor/materials for national lab staff) per year. These projects must demonstrate a strong likelihood for successful maturation to a product or service in the commercial market.

Business Eligibility

Eligible businesses will be registered to do business in New Mexico and possess the following:

  • A bona-fide New Mexico place of business
  • A NM tax identification (CRS) number
  • A certificate of good standing from the NM Secretary of State’s office
  • An active license or an active CRADA with
    Sandia National Laboratories.

Project Selection Process

  • New Mexico businesses must submit a
    Statement of Intent by September 3, 2020
  • The laboratories will complete an
    Eligibility Interview by September 17, 2020
  • Eligible companies will complete a Full Written Proposal
    and prepare a presentation by October 14, 2020
  • Invited companies will present to the TRGR Review Panel
    the week of October 21, 2020.
  • Funding Decisions will be announced October 26, 2020