|Description||nonprofit, independent R&D|
Silicon Valley-based SRI International is one of the world’s leading independent research and technology development organizations. SRI, which was founded by Stanford University as Stanford Research Institute in 1946 and became independent in 1970, has been meeting the strategic needs of clients and partners for more than 65 years. Perhaps best known for its invention of the computer mouse, interactive computing, and Siri, SRI is responsible for major advances in computing, chemistry and materials, education, energy, health and pharmaceuticals, national defense, robotics, sensing, and more.
The nonprofit institute performs sponsored research and development for government agencies, businesses, and foundations. SRI brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, new products, and spin-off ventures. In 2012, SRI’s consolidated revenues were approximately $545 million.