Argonne National Laboratory

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Technology Commercialization and Partnerships

A primary objective of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories is to promote the economic interests of the United States by facilitating development, transfer, and use of federally owned or originated technology to industry for public benefit and to provide industry, state and local governments, and other federal agencies access to DOE resources to help them solve challenges and seize opportunities. Argonne's Technology Commercialization and Partnerships Division works proactively with Argonne research divisions and selected industry partners to develop commercialization strategies, seek partners with new applications and introduce advancements into commercial use through licenses and start-ups.

Collaborative Centers

Argonne Design Works (ADW), the Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS), and National Security Programs provide central points of contact for companies — ranging from large industrial entities to smaller businesses and startups, as well as government agencies — to benefit from Argonne's world-class expertise, scientific tools, and facilities in the nano and energy storage fields. The centers provide a pathway to Argonne's fundamental research that is poised for development into practical products.


Argonne spends approximately $300,000,000 annually through procurements from a diverse group of large and small business concerns for a broad range of products and services that support the laboratory's overall mission.

Argonne Small Business Program

It is the policy of the Argonne National Laboratory that socioeconomic business concerns will be provided the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the performance of subcontracts awarded by Argonne consistent with DOE's Small Business policies. Argonne will procure a fair proportion of its goods and services from small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, veterans and service-disabled veterans who own and operate small businesses and HUBZone businesses.

Collaborative Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering (CAISE)

The Collaborative Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering (CAISE) is designed to make it easier for University of Chicago researchers to work with Argonne in a joint appointment capacity. To learn more about CAISE, email

University of Chicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering

The UChicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering (CASE) facilitates the expansion of research collaborations between faculty at the University of Chicago and scientists and scholars at other institutions, including Argonne. UChicago CASE fosters a broad range of research in areas, including biological science, computation, engineering, public policy, and the physical and social sciences. The university grants affiliation through UChicago CASE to approved researchers from Argonne and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Lab at a Glance


Fiscal Year 2017

Budget: $750 million
Procurement: $270 million



  • 3,200 total employees (FTEs)
  • 270 postdoctoral scholars
  • 569 graduate and undergrad students
  • 274 joint faculty
  • 8,300 facility users
  • 1,107 visiting scientists


  • 16 research divisions
  • 5 national scientific user facilities
  • Many centers, joint institutes, program offices
  • Hundreds of research partners