Partnering Mechanisms

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 partnerships. These mechanisms are embodied in various types of partnering agreements that permit non-federal entities access to technologies, unique facilities, and cutting-edge expertise resident at ORNL.

Different partnership agreements exist based on specific needs of the non-federal partner. The agreements are listed below. Access detailed information by clicking on the agreement type.

A matrix comparing features of Technology Transfer Mechanisms at DOE Facilities is provided to support the selection of the most appropriate agreement tool, based on funding, handling of intellectual property, cost sharing, and other attributes.