Building on a legacy of breakthrough innovations
In 2023, the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) joined SRI, bringing together two iconic Silicon Valley research organizations to build, expand, and scale capabilities, and offer an even more diverse technology set for our government and commercial customers. It formed the foundation for SRI’s sixth division – the Future Concepts division. With expertise across numerous areas, including developing solutions for a more sustainable world and creating a digital future for the workplace, the division puts a premium on developing integrated concepts for complex problems and driving and catalyzing collaboration across SRI. The labs in the Future Concepts division focus on basic research and real-world applications by creating and maturing breakthrough technologies.
80+ Researchers across two labs
50+ Years of extraordinary innovations
50+Projects in 2023
“As a division within SRI, we deliver solutions across a wide range of technologies, especially as we grapple with global issues like climate and energy. We are a passionate group of scientists and engineers with a solid track record of innovation in creating new technologies and bringing them to the world for the benefit of humanity.”Jan VandenbrandeSenior Vice President Future Concepts division
Find out about our labs
Developing climate solutions to produce less and sequester CO2, expend less energy, and cool the planet
Delivering novel and ubiquitous sensing through device fabrication and edge analytics
Creating new materials that perform in new ways
Engineering bio-devices for cell screening, drug discovery, and drug delivery
Offering our fully developed cleanroom to design, develop, fabricate, prototype, and scale device production
Working with partners to bring technologies to market
Developing and embedding resilience into autonomous systems
Enabling human-machine collaboration to enable physical task guidance
Meshing AI with physics models across applications to inform and assist people
Providing security at scale by modeling both the physical and cyber domain of real-world distributed systems
Democratizing the next generation of design and digital manufacturing
SRI announces its new Future Concepts division — and a renewed focus for the PARC campus that draws on its heritage
The division will continue to thrive as a place where extraordinary people and ideas come together to bring technology into the world.
A new sorbent could remove CO2 from ambient air better than other known materials and has the potential to lower the cost of carbon capture.
Researchers have developed self-cooling paint that reflects sunlight and radiates excess heat out into space.