Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's work for the U.S. federal government focuses primarily on fundamental and applied research to address critical national issues including securing our homeland, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and protecting natural resources. The projects we complete in these areas arm us with tools and information that private industry can use to improve lives while keeping our nation competitive in a technology-driven world.
Our facilities are best-in-class for many areas of scientific study, and there are a variety ways to partner with us. We may already have what you need—and it may be available for licensing—we might be mere steps away from discovering it...together.
While much of the nation has undergone a severe recession, the Tri-Cities has continued to prosper, driven largely by a climate friendly to innovation, federal and private funding sources seeking science and technology solutions, and by a growing number of locally-based technology firms and entrepreneurs.