ORNL welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with outside organizations—both big and small—to bring new technologies to market and increase US competitiveness. ESTD researchers are heavily focused on applied research and technologies and draw upon the broad strengths of the lab in materials, neutrons, and computational sciences to deliver and demonstrate results. This depth of expertise across both foundational and applied research areas is a differentiator for industry partners seeking solutions to R&D challenges.
There are a number of avenues industry can take to partner with ORNL, including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA), user agreements, strategic partnership projects, and more. Contact the ORNL Partnerships office to be connected with the appropriate person.
For manufacturing representatives: learn more about our Tech Collaboration Program, which directly connects manufacturing companies to R&D staff within the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.