Bridging the Gap Between Research and Development
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) uses a variety of flexible partnership mechanisms to advance technology development and establish industrial relationships, and deploy technologies.
Through Technology Deployment, INL becomes far more cost-effective because it is able to leverage research, and technology development, while increasing the skills and capabilities for America's government and private businesses.
If you would like to license an INL technology, share in R&D, start or expand a business with INL technologies, or require business support, the INL Technology Transfer team is available to discuss the following contractual mechanisms:
- Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA)
CRADAs allow INL and one or more non-federal partners to develop an INL technology or apply INL expertise to a non-federal party's technology.
Licensing INL technologies allows for the transfer of intellectual property to industry.
- Work For Others (WFO)
WFO offers non-Department of Energy parties (other federal agencies, private sector companies and international organizations) access to INL on a contract research basis.
-This article was provided by the Idaho National Laboratory.-