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SwRI Internal Research and Development

freedom to explore innovative and unproven concepts without contractual restrictions and expectations

SwRI offers clients technology gained from its internal research programs and patents. More than 1,000 of SwRI's U.S. patents as well as the 1999 to 2014 IR&D Annual Reports are available online for review.

The SwRI IR&D Program exists to broaden the Institute's technology base and to encourage staff professional growth. Internal funding of research enables the Institute to advance knowledge, increase its technical capabilities, and expand its reputation as a leader in science and technology. The program also allows Institute engineers and scientists to continually grow in their technical fields by providing freedom to explore innovative and unproven concepts without contractual restrictions and expectations.

IR&D Annual Reports

For more information on how SwRI's Internal Research and Patents can be applied to your organization's needs, visit SwRI Business Information or contact the Business Development Office.

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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 10 technical divisions.