UNM Anderson School of Management and AREA host next regional innovation event

March 7, 2022 - Anna Dykeman

RIS March 2022The Anderson School of Management at The University of New Mexico is holding the next installment in its Regional Innovation Series. This event, “Collaboration for a Clean Energy Economy,” is hosted in partnership with the Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance (AREA) and takes place Thursday, March 17, 10-11:30 a.m., at Embassy Suites Albuquerque.

The program will include data presentations from AREA and the UNM Center for Social Policy, followed by an expert panel featuring Mike Sullivan, Office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, as moderator; Jim DesJardins, Renewable Energy Industry Association (REIA); Ganesh (Gunny) Balakrishnan, EPSCoR and UNM School of Engineering; and Jennifer Cherasco, Array Technologies.

The goals of the series are to facilitate collaboration to increase the competitiveness of New Mexico for business attraction and retention and to showcase the role that universities can play in regional economic development. Universities can serve as key partners by managing student projects, research, analysis and other services, providing interns, and conducting other cultivation activities to feed into the workforce. Anderson will partner with other universities to participate in future series installments.

“This event is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the breadth of work we’re doing in New Mexico through regional innovation,” said Mitzi Montoya, dean of the Anderson School.

“One of Anderson’s strengths is serving as a partner in progress. This event concentrating on building a clean energy economy helps not only that industry, but also helps advance our regional and national reputation.”

“These programs are continuing to evolve and prove that regional collaboration is the path forward to getting things done; this event’s topic is especially timely and aligns with one of our top key target industries for economic growth,” said Danielle Casey, AREA President and CEO.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.abq.org/event/area-march-2022-qil-and-unm-symposium/.