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Partnering through Open Innovation

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Where great minds meet. Big ideas are born. Technologies are forged. Solutions are realized.

The Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC)—an innovation hub along the boundaries of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories within the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area—creates a novel venue for collaborations between experts from within and outside the labs.

The expertise and resources of LVOC widen the scope of possibilities for partners intent on finding innovative solutions to shared problems:

  • Deep and broad expertise
  • World-class scientific equipment and facilities
  • Collaboration

Extraordinary scientific and engineering capabilities and talented staff make Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory a wellspring of innovation. Nonetheless, as Joy’s Law states, “No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.” In response, the Laboratory practices Open Innovation by connecting with new partners and embracing new approaches. Recognizing that scientific and technological prowess is increasingly global in nature, the Laboratory seeks partnerships with industry, government agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations to cultivate entrepreneurship, help the nation grow, and meet national and global security challenges.

To help catalyze Open Innovation, we encourage researchers to work with us here at the Laboratory. A particular attraction is Lawrence Livermore's institutes and capability centers, which provide specialized resources and expertise in many scientific disciplines. In addition, our user facilities provide world-class, one-of-a-kind capabilities to the broader scientific community.

We are also searching for opportunities to loan our staff to institutions around the world to help solve problems of global significance. A more mobile, porous Laboratory organization helps us respond rapidly to the security challenges of a deeply interconnected world.

For more information on working with the Laboratory, visit the Collaborate page.