11 Top Science & Technology Research Labs

Research labs often work on some of the world's biggest problems, but also impact enterprise IT infrastructure. Check out these top research facilities and networks for technology innovation.

Crystal Bedell

September 5, 2018

10 Slides

Research labs often have formidable missions: Protect and ensure the integrity of the nation’s nuclear weapons, address energy challenges, and solve environmental problems. These goals may seem lofty to the average IT organization focused on maintaining the corporate network or building out cloud infrastructure.

But, oftentimes, the resulting research and development efforts have a trickle-down effect. The technology changes business and life as we know it. The Internet, software-defined networking, and network device interoperability all have their roots in research labs. 

In addition to their contributions to science and technology, these research labs and networks are worth getting to know for their career and collaboration opportunities. Scientific research labs provide various internship and educational opportunities across a wide breadth of disciplines, while collaborative opportunities provide organizations access to valuable resources.

In this slideshow, we look at 10 different facilities and highlight their main contributions to science and technology.

(Image: Vladimir_Timofeev/iStockphoto)

About the Author(s)

Crystal Bedell

Crystal Bedellfreelance writer

Crystal Bedell is a freelance technology writer specializing in security, cloud computing and mobility. As the principal of Bedell Communications, she helps technology providers and IT media companies create engaging thought leadership content. Prior to launching Bedell Communications, Crystal worked for TechTarget where she was the editor of SearchSecurity.com for eight years. She is based in Spokane, Wash., where she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

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