FWPs/Projects &EERE FWP

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Materials Preparation Center

The Materials Preparation Center (MPC) is a U.S.


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Federal Laboratory Consortium

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. 

Personnel Exchange Program

These programs provide opportunities for visiting professionals from industry or universities to participate in established research studies at Ames Laboratory, usually for periods of six months to one year in duration. Participants may introduce their own relevant projects within related Laboratory R&D areas or, in some cases, the Lab may exchange personnel who travel to an outside location to work on complementary projects. A limited number of opportunities are available, contingent upon approval from DOE.

Contract Research

Contract Research

Work for Others Program (WFO)

The Laboratory can conduct work for industry, small businesses or other federal agencies. WFO project plans are usually specified by the external partner(s), and the execution of the work is performed by technically qualified Laboratory staff using Laboratory facilities. The work must not affect the Laboratory's achievement of its Department of Energy (DOE) program requirements, and must not directly compete with capabilities available in the private sector. The work is billed on a cost recovery basis.

Cooperative Research & Development Agreements (CRADA)

CRADAs enable the Ames Laboratory and one or more partners (usually from industry or academia) to collaborate, share costs and pool the results of a particular R&D program. The Laboratory may provide personnel, facilities, equipment or other resources to these R&D collaborations. Collaborating partners may provide funds, personnel, equipment or other resources. Key features of CRADA's and CRADA negotiations include protection of sensitive project data and the negotiation of project-related intellectual property rights.

Intellectual Property, Patenting and Licensing

Innovation and discovery have long been  strengths of the Ames Laboratory.  From its beginnings, the Laboratory has been developing processes, products and instruments to contribute to the needs of the Nation and the world. 

Intellectual Property

The Ames Laboratory has a history of successful invention disclosures.  The following chart shows the number of disclosures over the past six fiscal years: