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The SFCC Innovation Center (SFCC-ic) is a bioscience incubator for innovative, sustainable technology companies and a center for the training and education of SFCC students. Engaging in public-private partnerships provides opportunities for students to participate in hands-on training in real-world applications while  supporting growth for businesses engaged in entrepreneurship and innovative technology.

The SFCC-ic is the College arm of the Training Center Corporation a nonprofit 501c3 established through the New Mexico University Research Park Act to support workforce development. The Innovation Center will continue to broaden the community connections to campus, expanding from biological R&D in BiofuelsControlled Environment Agriculture, and Algae Cultivation, to energy and engineering projects in Solar, Microgrid Technologies/ Facilities Management, Fusion and Wind.

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Ondine Frauenglass, Interim Director, provides project management for business partnership development and facilities coordination on campus. Frauenglass assumed leadership of the Center in 2020 with 10 years of experience in bioenergy and algae cultivation projects at the state and national levels and curriculum development for 2-year tech college programs. Frauenglass holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts (History of Mathematics and Science) from St. John’s College, in Annapolis, MD.

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» Bioscience and Controlled Environment Agriculture:

» Algae Cultivation, Facilities Management, Distributed Energy and Smart Grid Technology: Biofuels: Solar

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Luke Spangenburg Memorial Presidential Endowed Scholarship
SFCC-ic honors the memory and the work of Founding Director, Luke Spangenburg, through a scholarship for Algae and Sustainability Studies. Click here for more information.