“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 important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients are partners.
At SRI, we believe the greatest challenges and opportunities require a collective effort to really make a difference.
SRI International at a glance
SRI employs over 1,500 people including scientists, engineers, technologists, policy researchers and corporate and support staff. Many are recognized leaders in their fields.
Founded in 1946 by Stanford University
$4BIn research over 10 yrs
Headquarters in Silicon Valley
19 locations in U.S. + Japan
Lab to marketplace
Helped to create hundreds of billions of marketplace value
I love working at SRI Ventures because of the people. The opportunity to learn every day from innovators who create ground-breaking solutions to make the world a better place.
Sr. Mgr, Ventures & Innovation
A history of firsts
From the computer mouse to robotic surgery, cancer treatments, and more, SRI’s 75 years of innovation have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value, and lasting benefits to society.
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 team players and committed partners. We help each other succeed by sharing knowledge, encouraging participation and working together to reach our full potential.
We foster an inclusive working environment that values diverse identities, perspectives and experiences. We strive to create a space where all have a sense of belonging, respect and equitable opportunities for success.
We champion ongoing personal and professional development. Through continuous learning, we actively expand our knowledge base and skillsets, enabling us to develop and implement creative solutions.
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.