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The SFCC Innovation Center (SFCC-ic) is an 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 applications. 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 resources, expanding from Bioscience, Health, Solar Energy, Biofuels, Controlled Environment Agriculture, Algae Cultivation, Machining and Culinary Arts to IT, Film, Arts, Hospitality, and Fitness.

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. ondine.frauenglass@sfcc.edu


Partner Internships and Jobs

Apogee Spirulina
Algae Cultivation:
local nutrition and food security
Internships: 1/season

AquaponicsAI
Controlled Environment Ag:
offsite tracking plant health
Internships: 2/year

ATEC
(ic- project)
Algae Cultivation
Algae Technology
Educational Consortium
Online classes
Onsite Labs
Digital Badges

AVISA
Health Science & Machining:
product development
rapid respiratory infection detection
Internships: 1/year

BHP(ic- project)
Algae Cultivation: Groundwater bioremediation of legacy mine sites
Internships: up to 3/semester

ISTM
Solar Energy & Machining:
Combined cPV, solar thermal, and broadband
Internships: 2/year

MicroCeres
Controlled Environment Ag:
Plant sensor Software
Internships: 1 year

NSE,inc.
Algae Cultivation: Soil amendment for remediation
Jobs: 5
Internships: 2/year

NTx
Health Science: faster, purer production of biologic material
Jobs, Internships

Love, Tito’s (ic- project)
Controlled Environment Ag & Culinary Arts
Farm to table
Internships: 2/year

StarSailor
Biofuels:
Wind power offsite security and broadband
Internships: 1/year

UbiQD
Controlled Environment Ag:
quantum dot solar film technology
Internships: 1/year


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.