Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, nonprofit applied R&D (research and development) organization headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. The staff of more than 2,600 specializes in the creation and transfer of technology in engineering and the physical sciences. SwRI's technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in such areas as engine design and development, emissions certification testing, fuels and lubricants evaluation, chemistry, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, mechanical engineering, electronics, and more.
SwRI's total revenue for fiscal year 2016 was $559 million and more than $7.4 million was used for internal research to develop innovative technologies that will ultimately benefit clients through technology transfer as part of funded projects.