As most of our local community members know, SFIP is part of a broader effort to diversify Santa Fe’s government- and tourism-based economy, and capture the city’s unique assets and attributes in a way that can propel the region into the innovation economy of the future.

Santa Fe Complex is among the more interesting and promising elements in this “innovation ecosystem,” and one with great complementary resonance for SFIP. According to its newly revamped website, “The mission of sfComplex is to create a collaborative workspace that fosters applied complexity science through interdisciplinary education, outreach, and development of innovative technologies to address real-world problems, enable social cooperation, and create economic opportunities.”  Like SFIP, sfX  follows a trans-disciplinary paradigm, and is particularly interested in the intersections of technology and art.

After nearly two years of steady growth and development in its projects and community events and programs, several recent accomplishments have advanced sfX and local the ecosytem substantially.  New Board President Ed Angel is the former chairman of the Computer Science Dept. at UNM, and the Founding Director of ARTS Lab there; and new Executive Director Fred Seibel led the consulting division at BIOS Group, a for-profit complexity science spinout from the Santa Fe Institute. With a new contract from the U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency, and renewed funding from the City of Santa Fe’s Economic Development Dept., the Complex seems to be on its way to great things.

SFIP congratulates all concerned, and looks forward to close and fruitful collaborations with sfX to advance the innovation ecosystem, and produce some excellent solutions to pressing and complex problems.