Rapidly transition from the lab to the marketplace in confidence with immersive training and intensive technology validation. New Mexico LEEP’s two-year fellowship provides access to customers looking for breakthrough technologies solving our nation’s toughest challenges.

Accelerating Your Innovation

Learn about the program’s cutting-edge benefits and de-risked solutions to get your technology to market.



Generous stipend, health insurance, travel reimbursement, and relocation assistance to transition your technology into a scalable product.



Work closely with mentors for advice and guidance on your product development and management skills critical to growing and scaling your business.


Receive technical support and access to expertise and facilities from a NM national laboratory for development, demonstration, and deployment.


Perfect your pitch and connect with our global network of investors and sponsors to gain funding from public and private sources.



Advance your technology into a proof of concept, prototype, or product launch through a network of experts and business resources specific to your market sector.



Follow a tailored training curriculum covering product development, investor strategies, scaling, pricing, and business models.

Today, it is more important than ever to harness the current wave of innovation, mitigate its potential disruptions, and capitalize on its transformative power. New Mexico LEEP supports a new generation of visionary innovators solving complex challenges and matches them with National Laboratory researchers to move them into the market.

Develop commercialization of new materials processing, nanostructured materials and systems, modeling of materials properties, plus additive and other advanced manufacturing processes.

Develop AI/machine learning or advance computing innovations that can grow into commercial offerings such as next-generation computing platforms, and large-scale simulations of physical systems.

Prevent disease outbreak and spread, or create innovations in bioinformatics, structural biology, biochemistry, or microbial ecology. Develop biomanufacturing applications to accelerate new biotechnology products.

Your clean energy innovation in hydrogen, carbon capture, geothermal, solar, or wind will transform the global energy sector from distributed energy to storage solutions.

Your next-gen discoveries in instruments in space, space subsystem design, or computation and data analysis will launch you into the robust commercial marketplace.

Contact one of the New Mexico LEEP team members to learn where your innovation might connect with one of the many capabilities within the national laboratories.

Discover New Mexico

New Mexico’s robust history of scientific innovation, national labs, natural beauty and a low cost of living is ideal for next-gen startups.

Learn About the Process

Get an overview of the application process, dates, eligibility and informational webinars. Learn about the summer candidate selection timeline.

Who Should Apply?

Do you have the determination and perseverance to take your innovation to the next level? Our program is looking for visionary entrepreneurs.

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