Opportunities for Collaborative Partnerships
DEVCOM ARL leverages unique skillsets and resources across academia, industry, and other government organizations both nationally and internationally to collaboratively address Army challenges and opportunities.
Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA)
Collaborative Research Alliances (CRAs) are academia-led partnerships which leverage the cutting-edge innovation found in the academic environment. They are partnerships between Army laboratories and centers, industry, and academia that facilitate university- and industry-based research.
Target Audience(s):Academia, Large Business, Small Business
Research Type(s):6.1 (Basic Research)
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) establishes a cooperative relationship between a federal laboratory and its collaborator(s) for the purpose of advancing research and development and generating new intellectual property (IP).
Target Audience(s):Academia, HBCU/MI, Large Business, Small Business, Foreign Business
Avenue(s) for Collaboration:Collaborative Partnerships
Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA)
An Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) establishes an official basis for mutual understanding and cooperation between DEVCOM ARL and the EPA partner to encourage and enhance education and research opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs and disciplines relevant to ARL science and technology programs.
DEVCOM ARL has a vigorous international program with the lead on numerous active and proposed bilateral agreements, as well as support to other Department of the Army and Department of Defense agencies in their cooperative programs. These international agreements enable information exchanges and cooperative research programs with allies in selected technology areas where their strengths complement ARL’s and offer good leveraging opportunities.
Target Audience(s):Foreign Business, Foreign Government
University Affiliated Research Center (UARC)
A University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) is a strategic United States Department of Defense (DoD) research program that is associated with a university. UARCs were established to ensure that essential engineering and technology capabilities of particular importance to the DoD are maintained.