“It’s the wave of the future, and we’re taking risks on behalf of the next generation of leaders.”
– Richard Berry
Innovate ABQ is a private-public partnership created to develop a 7-acre innovation center in downtown Albuquerque to foster economic development and job creation in New Mexico. With its first buildings opening in fall 2017, Innovate ABQ aims to develop more than 600,000 square feet of dense, walkable space devoted to bringing together New Mexico’s innovators to foster the creation of long-term, job-creating ventures and increase access to opportunities for the entire community.
Innovation CentralLearn more about Innovation Central
Innovate ABQ is the 7-acre hub site of the Innovation Central district in Albuquerque. Innovation Central is the larger effort to build a successful innovation district in New Mexico, bringing together innovators in the state to spark unexpected change and bring opportunity to the entire community.
Innovation DistrictsLearn more about Innovation Districts
An innovation district is an urban planning and economic development tool, where intentional effort is placed behind the creation of an area that encourages collaboration and conversation among the community members. These face-to-face happenstance encounters or “collisions” between people and groups create the human connectivity necessary to encourage creative thinking and exploration of ideas that can form the basis of a new community-changing and job-creating venture.
Innovate ABQ Board of Directors
President and CEO, Nusenda Credit Union
President and CEO, PNM Resources
Commissioner, Bernalillo County, District 4
Dr. Chaouki Abdallah
President, University of New Mexico
The Honorable John Sanchez
Lieutenant Governor, State of New Mexico
Managing Partner & COO, iAnthus Capital
Dr. Katharine Winograd
President, Central New Mexico Community College
Dr. Richard Larson
Executive Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Research, UNM Health Sciences Center
Dr. Waneta Tuttle
EVP of Administration, COO, CFO, University of New Mexico
Former President, STC.UNM
Mayor, City of Albuquerque