The Ames Laboratory can enter into contractual agreements with private companies and institutions for research and expertise that cannot be found within the private sector. The laboratory, on a best effort basis, can provide services and research abilities related to the Laboratory’s mission and unique capabilities. These contractual arrangements are often parts of larger federal programs, such as the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs, or other federal agencies' R&D programs.
If you have a “materials” issue that can’t be solved using your own methods or by a private entity and Ames Laboratory has the expertise in-house, the Office of Sponsored Research can facilitate a preliminary discussion with our scientists to see if we can help. If our Scientist(s) feel that they may be able to solve your issue, a scope of work with an estimated budget will be developed for your approval. Pending DOE approval, the appropriate agreement will be prepared for your review and negotiation. Upon signature acceptance of the agreement and the receipt of Advanced Funds, the work may begin.
For Information on DOE Technology Transfer Please visit http://techtransfer.energy.gov