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Industrial technology development is an important way for the national laboratories to transfer the benefits of publicly funded research to industry to help strengthen the nation’s tech- nology base. The stories highlighted in this issue of TransForum represent some of the ways Argonne works with the trans- portation industry to improve processes, create products and markets, and lead the way to cost-effective transportation solutions, which in turn lead to a healthier economic future.

By working with Argonne through various types of cost-sharing arrangements, companies can jump-start their efforts to de- velop the next generation of transportation technologies with- out shouldering the often prohibitive cost of initial R&D alone. Argonne has participated in dozens of these partnerships and has even been involved in helping to launch start-up companies based on the products and technologies developed here.

TransForum 8 Volume 10, No. 2, Summer 2010 ISSN 2156-3594 (print) ISSN 2156-373X (online)

Editor: Else Tennessen Lead Writer: Jim Collins Contributors: Brock Cooper, Louise Lerner, Josephine Napolitano and Renée Nault.

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