Jefferson Lab

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is one of 17 national laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The lab also receives support from the City of Newport News and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The lab’s primary mission is to conduct basic research of the atom’s nucleus using the lab’s unique particle accelerator, known as the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF). Jefferson Lab also conducts a variety of research using its Free-Electron Laser, which is based on the same electron-accelerating technology used in CEBAF.

In addition to its science mission, the lab provides programs designed to help educate the next generation in science and technology, and to engage the public.

Managing and operating the lab for DOE is Jefferson Science Associates, LLC. JSA is a limited liability company created by Southeastern Universities Research Association and PAE Applied Technologies.

Jefferson Lab spends approximately $73 million annually through procurements to a diverse group of large and small businesses for a broad range of products and services that support the lab’s overall mission.

Managing the lab’s vendor process is the Procurement & Services Department. The department is dedicated to the highest standards of service, conduct and continuous improvement.

To learn more about business opportunities with the lab, contact Procurement & Services.

Jefferson Lab is also actively engaged in transferring its unique intellectual properties and patents to the private sector.

If you or your business is interested in technology transfer opportunities, please visit the lab’s Technology Transfer website. There you will find all the information you need about the lab’s patents and the process for licensing Jefferson Lab technology.


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