The High Desert Discovery District (HD3) – New Mexico’s first privately-led high technology start-up accelerator (www.hddd.org) – will partner with the Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI), Roswell Chaves County Economic Development Corporation and Delicious New Mexico to host the next HD3 Discovery Day™ “Innovation and Discovery in Agriculture and Food” Nov. 5-6 in Roswell.
This two-day HD3 signature event will focus on statewide innovation and commercialization opportunities within or that impact the agriculture, value-added food products and food industries. Roswell Discovery Day will be hosted at the Daniels Leadership Center on the campus of the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI).
As with other Discovery Day events, innovators from all over New Mexico are welcome to apply to present their agriculture, agriculture related (e.g. water, irrigation, biomass, etc.), food or value-added food discovery to a highly experienced group of subject matter experts, business achievers, entrepreneurs, innovators, management experts and investors. The application deadline to participate in the Roswell Discovery Day is Oct. 3. Presenters will be announced by Oct. 10. Application details can be found at 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.
What is 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 eight Discovery Days 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. he evening prior to Discovery Day, a social gathering for the selected presenters and the HD3 advisors is hosted. For more information about Discovery Day application criterion, please see www.hddd.org.