Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides the nation with world-class research based on fundamental science and applied R&D. These scientific advancements also impact and drive the global marketplace, strengthening U.S. competitiveness and supporting economic development in our communities. Breakthrough technologies and scientific innovation often result in intellectual property that further supports business and the transition of science to the marketplace. We capture this intellectual property in patents and copyrights and eagerly work with companies to license inventions so that these technologies become industrial products, services, and consumer goods.
Our portfolio of technologies is at your fingertips and our team of commercialization managers stands ready to work with you as you explore licensing opportunities aligned with your technical and business goals. Some of the business mechanisms available include the following:
Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs) to share proprietary information
Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) to receive and/or provide materials
Patent License Agreements and Copyright License Agreements to obtain rights to ORNL technologies
Beta Test Agreements to investigate ORNL technologies for specific applications