Electron microscopy at the Sensitive Instrument Facility

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Ames Laboratory welcomes collaboration with industry, academia, and other organizations. As a federally funded facility, Ames Lab has scientific and technical capabilities in areas that support key national missions and are critical to the continued growth of U.S. industries and services. Collaborations between partners and Ames Laboratory can help both parties meet common technical objectives while reducing development risks and leveraging resources.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources Pandemic Recovery Updates and Information
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New Technical Assistance Program for COVID-19 related projects (CTAP)

The DOE Office of Technology Transitions has made funds available to the DOE national laboratory system to assist non-DOE entities working to combat the coronavirus pandemic. CTAP is designed to allow external entities – including state, tribal and local governments; non-for-profit organizations; regional and local businesses; and other private sector entities – to engage directly with DOE lab researchers. Ames Laboratory is participating in this program. 


LightMat: Funding Opportunity for Collaboration with National Laboratories

To accelerate innovation and adoption of new lightweighting technologies for on-highway vehicles, LightMAT is releasing its fifth-round opportunity for directed funding assistance (DFA). Interested industry partners wanting to collaborate with research experts and leverage unique materials capabilities at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are encouraged to apply. Proposals will be accepted through September 2020.

Looking for an expert?

The Lab Partnering Service is a service of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions. The service provides investors, and other parties looking to advance energy innovation, a single location to connect with leading DOE national laboratory technical experts to quickly answer innovation questions, as well as discover opportunities for building partnerships.