Midwest Research Institute

Midwest Research Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization that performs contract research for government and industry. Founded in 1944, MRI has built a reputation for innovation, technical excellence, and problem solving.

Today, as one of the nation’s leading research institutes, MRI conducts programs in the areas of national security and defense, life sciences, energy and the environment, agriculture and food safety, and engineering and infrastructure.

With headquarters in Kansas City, MRI also has facilities in Rockville and Frederick, MD, and Palm Bay, FL. In addition to operating its own laboratories, MRI operates laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense.  

MRI is one of two entities in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO, for the U.S. Department of Energy. MRI has managed NREL since its inception in 1977.

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