ORNL conducts research with individuals and organizations outside the Lab to accelerate the speed with which ORNL-developed technology goes to market, impacting US competitiveness. We tailor these partnerships and the resulting contractual agreements to fit our partners—other national laboratories, a range of federal entities, industry, or nonprofit organizations—and type of available funding. Partnering with ORNL also provides access to Department of Energy user facilities and avenues for partnering specifically with small businesses.
Types of agreements
Work done for businesses and other nonfederal entities using specialized or unique facilities or expertise.
ORNL and a partner outside the federal government collaborate and share the results of a research and development project.
Users may access facilities, specialized equipment, instrumentation, and personnel to conduct research.