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Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne in Chicago

Driving Inclusive Innovation

Bringing the power of a national laboratory into communities is at the heart of Argonne National Laboratory’s second location which resides within Chicago’s South Side Hyde Park community. Known as Argonne in Chicago, its mission is to drive inclusive innovation that will help advance economic and societal impacts for underserved and under-represented communities.

Opened with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy and in partnership with the University of Chicago, Argonne in Chicago is a collaboration space that is shared with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and the Chicago Quantum Exchange. Within the nation’s third largest city, home to more than 35 Fortune 500 companies, multiple leading education institutions and one of the most diversified economies, Argonne in Chicago is poised for success in sharing its deep research and technology expertise to deliver impact across Chicago and the greater region.

Work in Chicago is aimed at delivering on four strategic goals:

  • Community – Extend the benefits of Argonne’s capabilities and resources to disadvantaged and under-represented communities
  • Science – Advance science and technology through expanded collaborations
  • Partnerships – Accelerate the transfer and adoption of technology by industry for U.S. economic prosperity
  • Education – Build a diverse workforce of the future to maintain U.S. competitiveness

Argonne in Chicago has been working with local community members, advocates and local officials to gain insights into community needs and address issues. These collaborative efforts have already helped to launch several programs and initiatives to study climate change, advance environmental justice and broaden STEM education and career opportunities. To learn more about these efforts click on the following links:

Collaborations in Chicago