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Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach

State and Local Governments

Collaborations for the people

State and local governments work with Argonne for technical support that allows them to better serve their residents
  • Cross-cutting teams of scientists and engineers from diverse disciplines
  • World-class expertise, technologies and research facilities 
  • Proven track record of being flexible, adaptable and delivering superior results, often under extremely tight deadlines 
  • The ability to help connect to federal resources 

There are multiple mechanisms through which state and local governments can collaborate with Argonne:

Strategic Partnership Project

A Strategic Partnership Project (SPP) is a contract that enables your state or local government to pay the laboratory to perform a defined scope of work with tasks that draw upon the unique facilities, equipment and personnel of the laboratory.

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is a cost-shared research and development agreement that allows your state or local government to work collaboratively with Argonne, and, as appropriate, private industry participants to share technical expertise, develop novel technologies/solutions and access intellectual property emerging from the effort.