U.S. Army ERDC

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) seeks to collaborate with more innovators in industry, academia, and other sectors to address some of the nation’s most challenging problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and our Nation’s public good.


As one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world, ERDC conducts research and development in support of the Soldier, military installations, and the Corps of Engineers’ civil works mission, as well as for other federal agencies, state and municipal authorities, and with U.S. industries through innovative work agreements. ERDC’s staff of more than 2,300 employees and contractors manage an annual research program exceeding $2 billion at seven laboratories in four states.

How the ERDCWERX partnership benefits the U.S. Army ERDC

  • Drive technologies faster, more cost-effectively, and through more channels to meet warfighter needs, accelerating tech transition
  • Identify new opportunities for collaboration, leveraging ERDC technologies, IP portfolios, and unique testing & facility capabilities
  • Solve complex technical challenges, find new solution providers, structure partnerships, and facilitate technology transfer opportunities
  • Create new business environments, enabling the ERDC to do tasks that are difficult or impossible inside the fence, discovering unrealized opportunities that convert innovation into valued outcomes

Partnership Success Stories

ERDC-CERL managing project, awarding a $17.5 million battery contract to Lockheed Martin

Dr. David W. Pittman, Director of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

ERDC is committed to strengthening a culture of innovation. As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ world-class research and development organization, we are extending our reach through government, industry, and academic collaborations to solve the toughest challenges facing our military and our nation today and into the future.

Dr. David W. Pittman, Director
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)