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Partnership Development

What do we mean by “Partnership Development?”

Michael Smith, ORNL mentor, with the ORRUBA device

ORAU establishes partnerships with universities, national laboratories, world-renowned researchers, and industry to deliver innovative solutions that solve the pressing problems faced by our customers. Built on a foundation of trust, mutual respect, and collaboration, these partnerships between ORAU teams and our customers have been responsible for tackling and creatively solving some of the most difficult problems faced by the United States government, including response to terrorism and government worker health issues.

We can do this because we are a not-for-profit corporation that is made up of 121 major research universities with a charter to advance scientific research and education. As a result, we offer access to the best researchers, fellows, postdoctoral and graduate students from doctoral degree-granting institutions with emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Our foundation was built on partnerships, and ORAU has been collaborating to advance scientific research and education for more than sixty years. By creating dynamic partnerships among research universities, government entities, national laboratories, and private companies, we are providing innovative solutions to strengthen and secure America.

The place where the strength of thousands of university researchers intersects with critical national needs is where partnerships for innovation can happen. That place is ORAU. And we want to partner with you.

Contact our Business Development Office if you are interested in working with us. Contact our University Partnerships Office if you’d like more information on partnering with ORAU or joining our university consortium.