The American economy has long relied upon technological innovation to drive its market. Today, basic investment in science and technology is once again taking center stage. As the federal government injects billions of dollars into federal labs and research universities, the challenge is to capture these investments in ways that promote innovation and create long-term value.
UNM is developing a cyberinfrastructure strategy that will help prepare both the institution and New Mexico for the oncoming globalization of universities and research institutions for future growth in federal funding. Universities that effectively use cyberinfrastructure to support their research needs and communities gain a competitive advantage in the race to attract excellent scholars and win external research funding. Major collaborations between scientific research and technological innovation require rethinking and redirection of these activities, and UNM is at the heart of technology-based economic development that will address this new direction.
The growth of regional approaches to technology-based economic development is part of this movement. UNM is helping to shape the creation of Technology Regional Knowledge Ecosystems , which will draw on New Mexico’s heritage of national research, culture, and higher education. UNM, as New Mexico’s flagship university, is the nucleus for providing IT infrastructure and support for these emerging trends and forces that are reshaping research and technology.
It is with this strategy in mind that the Office of the CIO sponsors Cyberinfrastructure Day.
The Office of the CIO and Information Technologies (IT) at the University of New Mexico host Technology Days, an annual event that gives UNM faculty, students and staff an opportunity to learn about, and participate in discussions on, current University technologies and future innovations.