Federal R&D Facilities for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

As part of the Administration’s Lab-to-Market initiative, agencies are publishing machine-readable data on over 700 Federal R&D facilities that may be utilized by entrepreneurs and innovators to research, prototype, and test new technologies. These facilities, operated by NASA, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Institute of Health (NIH), include cutting-edge research tools and together represent billions of dollars of taxpayer investment.

Each facility has its own set of use policies, so a contact person is included in the data wherever possible. For example, some entrepreneurs may be able to access NASA’s National Center for Advanced Manufacturing to produce the high-strength, defect-free joints required for cutting-edge aeronautics, or DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for collaborative projects in additive manufacturing, composites and carbon fiber, and other leading clean energy technologies. Learn more…

By Doug Rand, Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy