Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a long history of leveraging the unique capabilities and expertise that support the Laboratory’s mission to partner with federal agencies, universities, industry, and other national laboratories. These interactions take advantage of Livermore’s core strengths, draw on the complementary strengths of the partner institutions, and add depth and breadth to the Laboratory’s S&T base.
Federal agencies and state and local governments can access Livermore's unique capabilities through the Strategic Partnership Projects program. Through its many partnerships with government agencies, the Laboratory ensures that its capabilities help address current and emerging national needs.
The Laboratory's University Relations Program fosters collaborations and sustains long-term partnerships between Laboratory researchers and the academic community. The program manages postdoctoral scholar opportunities, provides internships for undergraduate and graduate students, and organizes special events for K–12 education.
The Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) serves as a focal point for LLNL engagement with industry, as well as state and local government entities, universities, non-profits, and others by identifying new economic opportunities and moving them to the private sector. IPO's work helps improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the U.S. economy through innovation.
While Lawrence Livermore itself is not able to accept charitable gifts, we welcome collaborative opportunities with universities, non-governmental organizations, and non-profits to enable philanthropic support for research, technology development, and educational endeavors consistent with the Laboratory’s programs. One such non-profit is the Livermore Lab Foundation, which is separate and distinct from LLNL, and was created in 2016 to facilitate philanthropic support of scientific research and STEM outreach at LLNL, leveraging the Lab’s unique expertise for broad public benefit and creating new modes of collaboration among philanthropy, industry and academia.