Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
A CRADA is a collaborative research agreement between SLAC and public and/or private entities for the mutual benefit of the parties.
Partners must provide research funds or in-kind contributions which may include personnel, services, facilities, equipment, intellectual property or other resources.
A CRADA permits a partner to retain their own intellectual property and to access intellectual property developed in the collaboration.
Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP)
An SPP, formerly know as a Work For Others (WFO) Agreement, is a fee for service contract that enables industry/non-profit institutions/non-federal entities to pay SLAC to perform a defined scope of work or tasks that draws upon the expertise of SLAC.
Work performed by SLAC is fully funded by the non-DOE entity. An SPP permits the funding partner to retain right of first refusal to patent resulting R&D and to retain intellectual property generated from the project, except for government use.
Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR)
The SBIR and STTR programs are sponsored by the U.S. Government to provide small businesses competitive grants to aid Research & Development and support resulting commercialization.
The small business must meet certain criteria to compete. SLAC has partnered with a number of small businesses to support their Research & Development goals and to assist in technology commercialization. Please see the following link for more information, and to see if your small business is eligible to apply: