Partnering Mechanisms

Through appropriate contractual agreements, Y-12 enters into productive partnerships with universities, businesses, and community organizations, as well as with other federal agencies and national laboratories. Our partners have access to many unique and highly specialized products and services not available in the private sector.

Productive partnerships with universities, businesses, and community organizations, as well as with other federal agencies and national laboratories, are possible through agreements appropriate for the partners and the work they undertake.

  • Work for Others — pay us to solve problems, make prototypes, or do research and development for you
  • Cooperative Research and Development — team with us to do research and development on problems of mutual benefit
  • Licensing — use the wealth of technologies already developed here in Oak Ridge to achieve competitive advantage

Y‑12 contact: Tom Berg (865.574.0907).