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About Us

We invent products and solutions that change the world.

We turn bold visions into real-world products and practices.

SRI is an independent, nonprofit research center that works with clients to take the most advanced R&D from the laboratory to the marketplace. Serving government and industry, we collaborate across technical and scientific disciplines to generate real innovation and create high value for our clients. We invent solutions that solve your most challenging problems today and look ahead to the needs of the future. For more than 70 years, we’ve led the discovery and design of ground-breaking products, technologies, and industries – from Siri and online banking to medical ultrasound, cancer treatments, and much more.

At SRI, we’re inventing a better future together.

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Our Values

At SRI, we believe the greatest societal problems and opportunities require the most brilliant and pragmatic minds and a collective effort to really make a difference. We believe that only by working together can we create solutions that will make people healthier, safer and more productive.

Our Offerings

Rock-solid R&D is at the core of everything we do, but what sets us apart is our ability to take our clients from idea generation all the way through to the end user. Clients benefit tremendously from SRI's breadth and depth, multidisciplinary teams and understanding of practical applications.

Basic & Applied Research

  • Analysis
  • Assessments
  • Discovery
  • Evaluation


  • Consortia
  • Consulting
  • Engineering
  • Field Services


  • Demonstrations
  • Deployment
  • Exercises
  • Site Operations


  • Licenses
  • Products
  • Proto-businesses
  • Technology Transition

Business Model

As a nonprofit research institute, we are driven by impact, not shareholder value. Sponsored R&D is at the center of SRI’s integrated business models. The revenue generated by our R&D projects, commercialization activities, and marketplace solutions is reinvested in SRI capabilities, facilities, and staff to advance our mission and to continue to meet client and partner needs.

No matter what the client or project, we focus on meeting client and market needs to create and deliver new value, whether the outcome is an R&D solution, technology license, new product or spin-off venture.

Leadership and Staff

SRI employs about 2,100 people worldwide, including scientists, engineers, technologists, policy researchers, and corporate and support staff. Many are recognized leaders in their fields. More than 45 percent of staff have advanced degrees, and about 25 percent have doctorates.

"SRI’s mission is timeless and its legacy of innovations is peerless. I am privileged to work with our executive team and R&D staff, and with our clients and partners to advance SRI's vision to be the premier, independent source of high-value innovations."

- William Jeffrey, SRI Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

SRI is actively governed by a Board of Directors made up of public and private sector leaders who are distinguished in their respective fields.

Executive Team

Our executive team leads the programs that solve clients' increasingly complex challenges. Together, they draw on a deep base of knowledge in science, engineering, technology innovation, policy and business strategy.

Lab and Center Directors

Our labs and centers take an interdisciplinary approach to advancing concentrated areas of focus.

Explore careers at SRI

Want to help develop solutions that make people safer, healthier, and more productive? Make your career count at SRI.

Timeline of Innovation

From the computer mouse to robotic surgery, cancer treatments, and more, SRI&s 70+ years of innovation have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value, and lasting benefits to society.

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