Ways to Engage




Technology Office



The Technology Office offers opportunities to conduct research through the Advanced Concepts Committee (ACC) and our Line funding.

ACC funds basic innovative research efforts that address technical problems in support of national security. There is a rolling application process open to Lincoln Laboratory staff, university researchers or a collaboration between both.

Line funding supports applied research that builds a foundation for further work of strategic interest for the Laboratory. Proposals are accepted at the annual call in the spring and are limited to Lincoln Staff, but proposals for collaborative research with universities are accepted.

We are interested in exploring other ways to partner with innovators to develop novel technologies in support of national security.

To learn more about these opportunities reach out to us at ARTS@ll.mit.edu or call 781-981-7006.







Microelectronics Laboratory

The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Microelectronics Laboratory is the U.S. government's most capable semiconductor research and fabrication facility. This 70,000-square-foot facility has 8100 square feet of class-10 and 10,000 square feet of class-100 cleanroom areas to support a wide range of Lincoln Laboratory programs.

Learn more about the Microelectronics Laboratory.

Electronic-Photonic Integration Facility

MIT Lincoln Laboratory has established a state-of-the-art facility for developing optoelectronic components and photonic integrated circuits (PICs), CMOS electronic integrated circuits (EICs), and hybrid electronic-photonic integration techniques. The facility includes internal resources for design, epitaxial-material growth, fabrication, packaging, and characterization of components and integrated subsystems. The photonics capabilities include both silicon and compound-semiconductor (III-V) PICs. Fabrication of both the silicon PICs and the CMOS EICs are enabled by the Microelectronics Laboratory.

Learn more about the Electronic-Photonic Integration Facility.




Defense Fabric Discovery Center (DFDC) 

The DFDC is a state-of-the-art prototyping facility that enables researchers from Lincoln Laboratory and their partners to develop advanced fiber and fabric technology that can provide soldiers with wearable capabilities. The center is equipped to design and produce fabrics that can change color, store energy, emit and detect light, monitor health, or facilitate communication. DFDC was formed in a partnership between the Laboratory, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a nonprofit founded by MIT.

To engage with the DFDC staff, email DFDC@ll.mit.edu




Sensorimotor Technology Realization in Immersive Virtual Environments (STRIVE)

The STRIVE Center is approximately 4,000 square-foot facility, that features a high-end Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) system, one of three in the world. The CAREN enables the assessment of a person's cognitive and physiological performance as they interact with a fully immersive virtual environment. This world-class center provides a nexus for the clinical, academic, and government communities to collaborate on clinical and academic research and on the development of next-generation technology and training tools.

Learn more about STRIVE.




Autonomous Systems Development Facility (ASDF)

The ASDF is a new modern Laboratory-wide resource that enables the development and testing of cutting-edge autonomy algorithms and capabilities that facilitates early risk-reduction efforts. The 17,000-square-foot indoor test facility with its 200-foot length, 34-foot-high ceiling, and continuous-flow water tank accommodates the prototyping and testing of unmanned ground-based, aerial, and undersea autonomous systems.

To learn more about the ASDF email ASDF@ll.mit.edu




Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center (LLSC)

The LLSC is an interactive, on-demand parallel computing system that uses a large computing cluster to enable Laboratory researchers to augment the processing power of desktop systems with high-performance computational cluster nodes to process larger sets of sensor data, create higher-fidelity simulations, and develop entirely new algorithms. LLSC supports numerous programming languages and software libraries, including C, C++, Fortran, Java, MPI, PVL, and VSIPL.

Learn more about LLSC.



Offices Supporting Engagement



Lincoln Laboratory wants to engage with innovative businesses either to develop new technologies or help support companies’ new products that might support national security. Such collaborations have been successful in the past through a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), a small-business technology transfer program (STTR), or a small-business innovation research (SBIR) program.

Learn more about the Small Business Office.

The Technology Licensing Office (TLO) mission is to move innovations and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of the public and to amplify MIT's global impact. We cultivate an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence, and bridge connections from MIT's research community to industry and startups, by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.

Learn more about the TLO.

A key component of Lincoln Laboratory's mission as a federally funded research and development center is the transfer of its technology to the government and industry. This technology transfer ensures that that U.S. military has access to innovative technical advancements and strengthens U.S. business competitiveness in the world economy.

Learn more about Technology Transfer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.