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CRADAs foster mutually beneficial partnerships to facilitate cutting-edge research and development for ultimate commercialization.

A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is a legal document that permits the transfer of National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) technologies, processes, research and development capabilities, and technical know-how to the private sector. Such technology transfer is authorized by the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980. 

NTESS and the Department of Energy (DOE) benefit from collaborative research supporting DOE missions and program objectives. The Participant benefits from access to NTESS's unique technologies, capabilities and expertise. What distinguishes a CRADA from other partnership mechanisms is the collaborative nature of the work. Through a CRADA you and NTESS will work together as partners. For guidance contact CRADA@sandia.gov.

Featured CRADA Success Stories

National Security

National security, science collaboration bolstered by new agreement

Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico are joining forces to bolster national security and advance science and engineering with an agreement signed in May 2019.

The agreement bolsters the collaboration the labs and UNM have had as part of the Sandia Academic Alliance Program, an initiative formed with five universities to promote collaborative research and attract top talent to work on these tough problems. Read more...

 

Energy worker

Sandia microneedles technique may mean quicker diagnoses of major illnesses

Work over the last decade has used the needles in the laboratory to collect tiny amounts — fractions of microliters — of interstitial fluid to detect real-time changes in body salts that indicate fatigue.

The agreement is based upon the company’s interest in creating a real-time measurement device for sports enthusiasts, soldiers in the field and ordinary people interested in determining personal health issues immediately. Read more...

 

CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs

Sandia National Laboratories signed more Cooperative Research and Development Agreements this past fiscal year than in any previous year this century, sparking dozens of new collaborations and potential technological innovations.

Sandia signed 42 CRADAs in fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30. In fiscal year 2017, 41 such agreements were executed. The contract value of these 83 new CRADAs, which includes in-kind and government dollars, was more than $63 million. Read more...

 

Researchers

CRADA enables resilient microgrid research between Sandia, Emera Technologies

Sandia and Emera Technologies are working on microgrids, small-scale versions of interconnected electric grids that locally manage energy storage and resources, such as solar, wind and thermal systems, that may connect to a larger host grid.

Emera Technologies approached Sandia to work together on making clean, community-scale direct current microgrids mainstream, said Sandia program manager Abraham Ellis. Read more...

Archived Stories

The labs signed three-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreements with Peregrine Turbine Technologies of Wiscasset, Maine; Xdot Engineering and Analysis of Charlottesville, Virginia; and Flowserve Corp. of Irving, Texas. Read more...

Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) national 2017 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a heat-exchanger technology that makes poer generation more efficient. And Sandia won the FLC's State and Local Economic Development Recognition award for its work on the New Jersey TRANSITGRID project. Read more...

Sandia has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the government of Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) that will tap into the Labs’ expertise in energy storage. EMA is the statutory body in Singapore responsible for ensuring a reliable and secure energy supply, promoting competition in the energy market, and developing a dynamic energy sector. Read more....

As headlines highligh the threat of viruses like Ebola and Zika, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have teamed up to discover and uncover the viral mechanisms of infection by creating screening libraries based on CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) genome-editing technology. Read more...

Sandia National Laboratories entered into a vast array of new Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) in the past three years, bringing dozens of new partners to the labs. “This is a great mechanism for getting national laboratory technology into the private sector,” said Sandia CRADA specialist Jason Martinez. “We develop cutting-edge technology and capabilities with underlying science that is phenomenal. The CRADA is a vehicle to take that work and benefit the U.S. economy.” Read more....

Intelligence analysts working to identify national security threats in warzones or airports or elsewhere often flip through multiple images to create a video-like effect. They also may toggle between images at lightning speed, pan across images, zoom in and out or view videos or other moving records. Read more....

Hydrogen-powered passenger ferry in San Francisco Bay is possible, says Sandia study. Nearly two years ago, Sandia National Laboratories researchers Joe Pratt and Lennie Klebanoff set out to answer one not-so-simple question: Read more....

Sandia National Laboratories and Arizona State University (ASU) have teamed up to further improve computational models of algae growth in raceway ponds that can predict performance, improve pond design and operation and discover ways to improve algae yield outdoors. Read more....

Sandia National Laboratories and industrial gas giant Linde LLC have signed an umbrella CRADA that is expected to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy and industrial technologies. Read more...

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. Read more...

Combustion is an area that GM and Sandia have worked on extensively over the years. Currently, GM and Sandia are addressing clean, advanced combustion using many technologies and may include the Predictive Simulation of Internal Combustion Engines (PreSICE) in the future. Read more...

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, late last year renegotiated its license of the Sandia technology being used at Fukushima. The revised license makes UOP the exclusive U.S. manufacturer of crystalline silico-titanate, or CST, a molecular sieve that can separate highly volatile elements from radioactive wastewater. Read more...

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