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Argonne provides numerous services to companies, universities and research institutions to evaluate the impact of technologies on fuel efficiency.

For more information about consulting opportunities with Argonne, please visit Argonne’s Technology Development and Commercialization webpage or contact Aymeric Rousseau at

Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP)

The technology base developed through Argonne’s work for DOE has created expertise and capabilities not found in industry or other government agencies. The Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP) agreement allows sponsors access to Argonne’s unique capabilities, facilities, and resources to resolve scientific, engineering, and other critical technology challenges to address both private and national needs.

Sponsors — domestic or foreign — can come from private industry, including small business, universities, and state, local, and other federal government agencies. Sponsors pay the entire cost of the work to be performed on a full-cost-recovery basis. Under specific conditions, a company may take title to inventions created by Argonne under the SPP agreement.

For more information, visit the SPP webpage.

Cooperative Research Agreement (CRADA)

A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) defines and governs an Argonne-industry collaborative research relationship with the objective of advancing science and technology that not only benefits DOE and the nation, but also has the potential commercial applications of interest to our industrial partner.

CRADA opportunities provide industry with an excellent way to leverage and optimize research and development funds, and conduct research that might not otherwise be possible, in a protected and confidential environment. With such a collaborative agreement, DOE and private industry may jointly sponsor a project that contributes to the goals of each participating party, leveraging research efforts by both Argonne and the partner(s) involved.

Argonne and its partner(s) outside the federal government — usually from industry, nonprofit organizations, or academia — collaborate and share the results of a jointly conducted R&D project. Costs, personnel, facilities, equipment, or research capabilities are usually cost-shared for mutual benefit.

Companies are able to retain rights to their own inventions made under a CRADA and may be granted an option to Argonne inventions. Intellectual property created by Argonne under a CRADA agreement is retained by Argonne.

For more information, visit the CRADA webpage.


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