Working With PES Groups

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 Agreement
User pays for the use of our facilities and performs the bulk of the work.

Informal partnership/collaboration
This could include the exchange of either information or staff.

Additional information about working agreements can be found at ORNL's Partnerships Directorate web site.

For inquiries related to licensing, or partnering with respect to specific intellectual properties please contact:

Frank Damiano
Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development

ORNL cannot respond to RFPs or otherwise compete directly with the private sector.

For more information regarding our research, technologies, capabilities, and facilities please contact:

Aleksandar D. Dimitrovski
Power and Energy Systems Group Leader


Transportation - Maximum capacity . . .
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with SBE Inc. to help test and improve electric vehicle capacitors.

Vehicles - Cool ride . . .
Electric vehicle technology is accelerating at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.