Partnering with INL

INL has transferred technology to external partners for many years and offers partners access to the Labs’ science, people and infrastructure. Collaborations with industry, small businesses, universities, and government agencies on emerging technologies support INL’s primary mission for the U.S. Department of Energy and bring new technologies to the marketplace.

BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, & NON-PROFITS

INL cultivates strong partnerships through joint research and technology transfer opportunities.

GOVERNMENT

INL offers technical resources and cutting-edge facilities to help address the current and emerging needs of federal and local governments.

UNIVERSITIES

INL’s goal is to establish enduring partnerships with a focused set of universities to nurture talent, collaborative research, and national advocacy.



Partnering Options

Non-federal entities may enter into a variety of technology partnerships agreements with INL. Federal agencies can engage in an interagency agreement with DOE to obtain the Labs’ unique services under INL’s management and operating contract with DOE.

For additional information or if you have general partnership questions, email partnerships@inl.gov.


National Impact

As INL seeks to change the world’s energy future and secure the nation’s critical infrastructure, our engagement with all 50 states illustrates INL’s positive impact on the nation. From Cooperative Research and Development Agreements to university internships, INL’s impact on the county is diverse and widespread.


Business, Industry, & Non-Profits

INL uses a variety of agreements to develop partnerships with industry, state and local governments, and universities. The partner’s goals, plus funding sources for the agreement, and INL’s strategic business objectives, determine the most appropriate partnering mechanism. The Ways to do Business with INL matrix describes the agreement types available for INL and industry use. In addition, INL may enter into nondisclosure agreements and memorandum of understanding.

As a Department of Energy Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), INL may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations such as broad agency announcements or small business innovation research/technology transfer. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of INL’s management and operating contract with DOE. Learn more about INL’s Industry & Tech Deployment opportunities and INL’s tech-based Economic & Workforce Development activities.


University Partnerships

INL’s partnership strategy is to establish enduring partnerships with a focused set of universities to nurture talent, collaborative research, and national advocacy.

The partnerships produce world-class joint research and development, educate next-generation employees, provide INL employees with continuous learning opportunities, and build national visibility and name recognition. Learn more about INL’s University Partnerships.


Government

INL offers technical resources and cutting-edge facilities to help address the current and emerging needs of federal and local governments.

Federal Agencies   

INL provides technical resources and facilities to other federal agencies through the Department of Energy-sponsored Strategic Partnership Project agreements. Strategic Partnership Project agreements allow the use of INL’s technologies, personnel, expertise and facilities.

The technology base developed through INL’s work for DOE has created expertise and capabilities not found in industry or other government agencies. The Lab can therefore contribute technological solutions to agencies other than DOE to help address national needs.

State & Local Government 

INL’s unique resources are available to state or local governments as well as private industry on a reimbursable basis if the work does not compete with capabilities available in the private sector. INL uses a variety of agreement mechanisms to develop new partnerships with industry, state and local governments, and universities. Goals of the partner, along with funding sources for the agreement and INL’s strategic business objectives, determine the most appropriate partnering mechanism.