SRI International

SRI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute conducting client-sponsored research and development for government agencies, commercial businesses, foundations, and other organizations. We bring our innovations to the marketplace through licenses and new ventures. SRI’s 2011 revenues were approximately $585 million.


Since our founding in 1946 by Stanford University, SRI has been committed to discovery and to the application of science and technology for knowledge, commerce, prosperity, and peace. SRI became independent of the university in 1970, and we changed our name to SRI International in 1977.


With representatives from the nonprofit and commercial sectors, a prestigious and active Board of Directors governs SRI. Ourexecutive team creates and leads programs to solve clients’ increasingly complex challenges. The team has a broad base of knowledge in science, engineering, and technology innovation, coupled with expertise in policy, growth, and business strategy.


From our scientists, engineers, technologists, and policy researchers to our corporate and support staff, SRI is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities. We employ more than 2,200 people worldwide, many of whom are renowned leaders in their fields. Visit Careers for information about available positions at SRI.

Spin-off Companies

SRI has spun off more than 40 ventures such as SiriIntuitive SurgicalNuance Communications, and Tout.