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Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s Economic Impact

Research at Argonne fuels the nation’s economic competitiveness

Scientific and technical innovations are critical to spurring and growing businesses and markets.

A catalyst for Illinois, the Midwest and the United States

Argonne has a long track record of working with a range of U.S. companies, helping drive U.S. prosperity in global markets and helping create and protect domestic jobs.

Our FY20 Economic Impact to Illinois

  • $144 million: Value of contracts awarded to entities located in Illinois (57% to small businesses)
  • 84: Illinois companies that partnered with Argonne on research projects
  • 3,421: Number of Argonne employees who live in Illinois

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Work with Argonne

Learn how Argonne forges science and technology partnerships and collaborations with private companies, including small businesses, federal agencies, and state and local governments.

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Lifting startups across the valley of death”

Several startup companies have grown directly out of Argonne research and expertise, including Advanced Diamond Technologies in Romeoville, Ill., and Parallel Works in Chicago.

Argonne’s Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) is a two-year program for innovators who are working on transformative energy and science-based technologies, entrepreneurs who are developing businesses that will create new jobs and industries. Through an annual call, four to six teams are selected to join CRI. Argonne serves as a support team for these bright innovators, giving them resources and a mix of technical, business, marketing, entrepreneurial, and intellectual property portfolio management skills to leverage.

CRI

Innovate with Argonne

Become a part of Chain Reaction Innovations.

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Training the next-generation high-tech workforce

Argonne empowers the next generation of STEM problem solvers to address the nation’s science and technology challenges of tomorrow. Argonne uses immersive and engaging programs to create STEM pathways for students in various stages of their journey. We offer a range of opportunities for students, families, education professionals and others to help students learn and grow.

    Argonne's Educational Programs

    Fostering Talent

    Argonne has a variety of programs that connects tomorrow’s STEM problem solvers to today’s world-class research.

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