Private companies, universities, non-profit agencies, and other non-federal entities seeking technology solutions, or research and development partnerships, have a number of mechanisms available for engaging ORNL in such partnerships. These mechanisms are embodied in various types of partnering agreements that permit such non-federal entities to access the technologies, unique facilities, and cutting-edge expertise resident at ORNL.
Several partnership agreement types exist; the type of agreement used depends on the specific needs of the non-federal partner. The various agreements are described briefly below. More detailed information about each type of agreement can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinks associated with the description of each agreement type.