Argonne and Fermilab present second small business fair

On Thursday, representatives from more than 140 Illinois small businesses will join Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab staff to talk about potential partnerships.

The second annual joint business fair, held at Argonne Lab, will offer local small businesses and startup firms a chance to learn more about both laboratories and explore opportunities to partner on the laboratories’ initiatives. The one-day session will give participants a chance to talk one-on-one with representatives from the laboratories’ procurement and technology development groups, as well as user facility and small business support staff.

Speakers will include Argonne Director Peter Littlewood, Argonne Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Paul Kearns, Fermilab Deputy Director Joseph Lykken and Argonne Director of Government Relations Norman Peterson.

For information about the business fair, call the Fermilab Office of Communication at 630-840-3351 or send email to