A lunch and seminar with Dan Allen is set for Friday, Oct. 7 from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. in room 1065 at the Anderson School of Management on the UNM Campus. Allen, IP manager and licensing executive with Sandia National Labs, will discuss Sandia National Laboratories Technology Transfer. The event is as part of UNM's Technology Business Plan Competition. There is no cost for students to attend.

Allen oversees several hundred patents in optics, microelectronics, and nanoscience at the labs. The Technology Transfer Office at Sandia National Labs produces millions in commercially-funded research and development (R&D;) every year, in addition to nearly $2 billion in federal R&D; and mission-related work. Sandia's technology transfer effort enhances U.S. competitiveness through collaborative R&D; and licensing of cutting-edge innovations to small and large companies.

The lunch and seminar is part of the UNM Technology Business Plan Competition seminar series. All students are invited to attend whether they are competing or not. There is still plenty of time to enter the competition. For more information on either the Technology Business Plan Competition or the Entrepreneurial Challenge, visit Center for Support of Economic Development.

The event is sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory.