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Technology Commercialization and Partnerships

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.