Research and development services to commercial companies and government agencies are provided in a variety of contractual arrangements by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), including:

  • Independent research and development provider
    • Multiclient programs
    • Task order contracts
    • Basic ordering agreements
    • Contract to serve as an off-site research and development department for a company under nondisclosure agreements
  • Subcontractor or team member
    • Prime contractor
    • Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program
    • 8A set-aside contractor
  • Cooperative industry program

SwRI can serve as a research and development provider for companies working to solve a problem common to the cooperating companies.

Related Terminology

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International Alternative Fuel Technology Center (IAFTC),
Robert Burrahm, Assistant Director, Office of Automotive Engineering, 210-522-3064,

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.