Together, we create world-changing solutions that make people safer, healthier and more productive.
“SRI… the birthplace of some of Silicon Valley’s most important innovations.” ‑ San Francisco Chronicle
About SRI International
We are a 75-year pioneering research institute with a rich history supporting government and industry. SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities, from research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, developing products and creating custom solutions. Our organization is driven by impact— delivering unique solutions for the world’s most important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients and partners.
At SRI, we believe the greatest challenges and opportunities require a collective effort to really make a difference.
SRI International is an independent, mission-driven non profit
Founded in 1946 by Stanford University
$4b+ in research over the last 10 years
Created more than $100B of marketplace value
“SRI is in a unique location between industry and academia. We have the ability to do academic-quality research, but we’re practical enough to understand what industry might want.”
Senior Technical Director, Vision and Learning Laboratory, Center for Vision Technologies
“SRI does a great job of teaming up with companies, organizations, universities, government officials and more. Because we’re nonprofit, we’re not competing with them, and that opens the door to a fruitful collaboration.”
Vice President, Information and Computing Sciences Director, Computer Science Laboratory
Our business model
Our business model uniquely positions SRI to support clients from idea generation through to the end user. SRI generates inventions that solve major problems, then applies and transitions our inventions to the market to ensure they get to the people and communities that will benefit from them. 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.
Our core values
We are curious and tenacious risk takers who are passionate about solving the toughest challenges. We develop solutions, create breakthroughs and evaluate impacts that make a tangible difference in people’s lives and in our communities.
We are authentic, responsible, ethical and trustworthy colleagues and partners. We hold our work to the highest standards and understand our actions can shape, influence and inspire others.