New Mexico Energy Resilience and Growth Cluster

EnergySprint+SBIR Application

Welcome to NM CERG

Arrowhead Center and NM FAST are pleased to present the New Mexico Clean Energy Resilience and Growth (NM CERG) Cluster, an effort designed to assist NM-based businesses develop and market clean energy technologies.

Arrowhead will offer a hybrid EnergySprint business accelerator that will provide the best Arrowhead Center and NM FAST have to offer in online, cohort-based small business assistance. Qualified businesses will have access to:



Specialized education and training on understanding customers and markets, led by experts in clean energy and business development


A network of 40+ mentors with experience in all aspects of creating, launching, and growing businesses


NMSU’s wealth of technical expertise, via introductions to faculty members and access to facilities

Web Services

Up to $25,000 in Amazon Web Service Credits



Up to $120,0000 in IBM Cloud Credits



Accelerated guidance in how to identify, apply for, and win SBIR/STTR funding – critical capital for moving small businesses forward



Networking opportunities through Arrowhead Center’s virtual events and meetups


Pitch Guidance

Investment pitch guidance and practice

With a wealth of expertise, resources, and partnerships, EnergySprint is a one-stop solution for New Mexico’s clean energy businesses.

For New Mexico

EnergySprint is working to further develop the emerging clean energy industry cluster in the State of New Mexico. This programming will help to diversify the state’s economy, leveraging the resources of research institutions and business development expertise with the innovation, creativity, and drive of New Mexico’s clean energy entrepreneurs.

Arrowhead and NM FAST in the News

Click on the stories below to see how similar efforts in business acceleration and clean energy have been successful:

Arrowhead Center EnergySprint educates businesses on New Mexico’s clean energy economy

EnergySprint, the successful business accelerator hosted by Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, recently primed participants to contribute to New Mexico’s emerging clean energy economy. 

Need an online marketing boost? Check out NMSU's Arrowhead Center BizSprint Accelerator

Business innovation doesn’t stop during a crisis, and New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center wants to make sure that businesses have the marketing skills they need during the economic shifts created by COVID-19.

NMSU-based NM FAST business accelerator to help boost New Mexico’s innovation ecosystem

Arrowhead Center’s New Mexico Federal and State Technology, or NM FAST, Partnership Program will facilitate a six-week Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) accelerator, funded in part by the Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Applications Are Now Open!

The Energy Sprint program – designed for startups working on clean or renewable energy technologies – will focus on the early stages of product or service development, allowing for customer discovery and product/service fit while providing structure, guidance, and access to resources that will move the business forward. Our expert team will bring in industry experts to each week’s session, and will include foci on grid modernization systems and technologies, intellectual property, angel investment, venture capital, additive manufacturing prototyping, and national lab programs, among others.

The SBIR/STTR program  are the largest source of non-dilutive funding for taking innovative ideas to the commercial market. However, these programs can be mystifying to first time applicants; twelve federal department participate in the programs, each with their own research and development focus, proposal package requirements, award amounts and periods of performance, and even proposal cycles.

During the course of the EnergySprint + SBIR program, you will learn about the SBIR/STTR programs, their requirements and value to small businesses, the agencies that participate and their research focus, and get an overall understanding of how to create a strong, and compelling, SBIR/STTR proposal package. Over the course of 2.5 weeks, our expert team will bring in SBIR/STTR experts, past and current winners, and other luminaries to share information, strategies, and tips and tricks to get the most value out of these unique funding opportunities.

→ Applications are now open, closing date will be May 12, 2021.

→ This program will run from May 28, 2021 – July 16, 2021.