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Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne in Chicago

Advancing Chicagoland’s Innovation Ecosystem

Argonne National Laboratory has a new space on the South Side of Chicago located within the Hyde Park community.

Opened with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy and in partnership with the University of Chicago, Argonne’s new southside facility is a collaboration space that is shared with Fermilab, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and the Chicago Quantum Exchange. With a focus on convening and creating a more dynamic interchange with Chicagoland’s innovation ecosystem, Argonne’s work in the new space will center on creating opportunities to engage and collaborate with businesses, academia, innovation hubs, incubators, and communities.

Work in Chicago is delivering on three of Argonne’s strategic goals:

  • To advance science and technology through expanded collaborations
  • Accelerate the transfer and adoption of technology by industry for U.S. economic prosperity
  • To build the workforce of the future to maintain U.S. competitiveness

Argonne’s efforts in Chicago are also focused on working with local schools and communities to increase student diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education opportunities and careers. Before the pandemic, Argonne hosted several student-focused education and workforce development workshops at the Hyde Park location. More activities are being planned to take place there in the future, when in-person activities can be conducted safely.  

Argonne is committed to making its resources, science, technology, and talent more accessible while collaborating with stakeholders to tackle the most complex problems and drive U.S. prosperity and security for the region and nation. Learn more about Argonne’s history, and get the latest news from our lab. Also, see how Argonne is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

Areas of Collaboration in Chicago