Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Who We Are

We are R&D problem solvers providing independent, premier services to government and industry clients. Our multidisciplinary nature allows us to rapidly assemble diverse teams to tackle problems from multiple directions. We push the boundaries of science and technology to develop innovative solutions that advance the state of the art and improve human health and safety. Operating as a nonprofit since our 1947 inception, we work in the public’s best interest and toward the betterment of humanity. And as a contract R&D organization, we are here when you need us. Learn more about how to WORK WITH US.


In the Community

Our staff is expert at developing solutions that help build a better tomorrow today — and that practical, innovative spirit carries through to our community interactions. Staff members generously donate time and other resources to support food drives, blood drives, and other outreach programs.

Yet, as a research and development organization, the next generation of scientists and engineers is key to our continued success. We especially value programs and activities that support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students. We sponsor internships and scholarships and serve as science fair judges and classroom speakers for area schools, among other activities.

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SwRI engineer Marshall Hejazi performs a hands-on experiment at the 13th Annual Girls Inc. RockIT Into the Future Science Festival, which encourages girls’ interest in STEM.

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SwRI interns volunteer at the San Antonio food bank, sorting donated food for those in need.

Meals on Wheels volunteers standing on steps of library for group picture

SwRI volunteers have been delivering meals to those in need with Meals on Wheels for more than 10 years, and have delivered more than 40,000 meals to date.

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SwRI engineers demonstrate exciting, youth-oriented experiments at Think Science & Discovery Day, an event to encourage children’s interests in science and technology.

Man demonstrating robot to students

SwRI technical advisor Ralph Hill interacts with a San Antonio student demonstrating his invention at Manufacturing Day, an event to encourage students to pursue STEM careers.

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SwRI volunteers perform maintenance work for United Way charities as part of the Institute’s annual SwRI Cares event.

Providing solutions for over seven decades
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Founded in 1947, SwRI has made great strides in science, engineering, and technology.

Honors & Awards

SwRI’s technical accomplishments have been recognized through the years