Working with Us
Types of working agreements
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
DOE typically pays the lab costs. The private-sector partner can provide either cash or in-kind work. CRADAs are subject to the availability of DOE funds.
Work for Others
A direct "funds-in" contract to UT-Battelle (ORNL lab contractor).
User pays for the use of our facilities and performs the bulk of the work.
This could include the exchange of either information or staff.
Additional information about working agreements can be found at ORNL's Technology Transfer and Economic Development web site.
ORNL cannot respond to RFPs or otherwise compete directly with the private sector.