High Desert Discovery District (HD3) – New Mexico’s first privately-led high technology start-up accelerator and Intel are partnering to host “Millennial Innovation: HD3 Discovery Day™ @ Intel” Feb. 25-26 at the Rio Rancho Intel Campus.
The two day event will focus on statewide innovation, commercialization and start-up opportunities arising from New Mexico’s millennial age population.
“Intel believes a culture of innovation is essential to keeping the U.S. on the leading edge of education and stimulating economic activity,” said Kirby Jefferson, vice president Technology Manufacturing Group and F11X plant manager, Intel Corporation. “We are excited to host the Millennial Innovation: HD3 Discovery Day™ @ Intel. This is an opportunity for the next generation of innovators in New Mexico to showcase their ingenuity, creativity, and passion using technology to create new business and economic opportunities.”
As with other Discovery Day events, innovators from all over New Mexico are invited to apply to present their innovation, discovery or start-up opportunity to a highly-experienced group of subject matter experts, business achievers, entrepreneurs, innovators, management experts and investors. This Discovery Day will focus on and provide a forum to post docs within the national DOE laboratories and air force laboratories in New Mexico; graduate level and undergraduate students in New Mexico’s universities; enrolled students in trade and community colleges, and any other millennial-age entrepreneur and/or innovator with a strong, market-based discovery.
The application deadline to participate in Millennial Innovation: HD3 Discovery Day™ @ Intel is Friday, Feb. 6. For more information about Discovery Day application criterion, visit www.hddd.org.
All Discovery Day presenters are invited to attend the HD3 Networking Cocktail Reception and Casual Supper – an HD3 tradition to gather together presenters, panelists, hosts, sponsors and special guests socially the evening before Discovery Day.
About Discovery Day:
The purpose of the HD3 Discovery Day is to offer New Mexico innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to vet and discuss their innovation or opportunity (‘discovery’), their challenges, strategy and market promise in front of a highly experienced group of business achievers. Each HD3 advisor has extensive experience in matching technology opportunities with needs in the marketplace, product development, investment strategy, marketing and sales, management, valuations and exits. In addition to their experience, each advisor also brings a wide international network of contacts and resources that are tapped to accelerate the most promising discoveries.
Each presentation and discussion time is limited to 30 minutes, and all panel presentations are conducted in a private setting to allow for the maximum of sensitive and proprietary business and technological information to be shared; and a fluidity of discussion, strategy and suggestions to occur. All Discovery Day discussions remain confidential.
Since its founding, HD3 has hosted 10 Discovery Day events throughout the state. HD3 hosts this signature program with R/D, industry partners or economic development entities across New Mexico. Between 12-15 are typically selected to present based on the list of criteria developed by HD3. The evening prior to Discovery Day, a social gathering for the selected presenters and the HD3 advisors is hosted.
The High Desert Discovery District (HD3) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to identifying and commercializing technology projects in New Mexico. HD3 manages and drives the process of innovation – building New Mexico growth companies based on cutting-edge national laboratory, university research and other discoveries lead by technologists and scientists unassociated with labs or universities.
HD3 provides a forum and a methodology for entrepreneurs, scientists, innovators and technologists to be heard and their discovery to be understood by a highly-experienced group of business strategists, successful entrepreneurs and management executives and investors seeking to contribute their own knowledge and experience toward the improvement of the New Mexico entrepreneurial economy. Once a promising, market-validated discovery is identified, HD3 accelerates the discovery and sits in “in the trenches” with the innovators and entrepreneurs to drive it toward progress and successful outcomes. HD3 – the difference between a start-up that starts…and a start-up that succeeds. For more information about HD3, visit www.hddd.org.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.
For more information, contact Michelle Miller at HD3 at 505.310.5711; Natasha Martell-Jackson at Intel at 505.803.4652; or Ronald Eppes at Intel at 505.306.8651.