As a nonprofit engineering innovation company, Draper serves our nation’s interests and security needs; advances technologies at the intersection of government, academia, and industry; cultivates the next generation of innovators; and solves the most complex challenges. Multidisciplinary teams drawn from a broad and deep talent pool of 1,200 engineers and scientists collaborate to develop first-of-a-kind solutions. Our unbiased approach enables us to focus on our customers’ needs and to deliver new capabilities to them.
Our Core Values
Draper succeeds by maximizing the success of our customers in fulfilling their missions. The technology we develop and deliver to them is often mission-critical or life-critical. How we do our work is as important as what we do. Our core values are fundamental to earning and keeping the trust of the people who rely on our work. They guide how we treat our customers, partners, community and coworkers as we work with them and for them. They are the expectations to which we hold ourselves accountable. Draper is committed to maintaining high ethical standards at all times.
People First: Our outstanding accomplishments and innovation would not happen without our highly skilled and motivated workforce. Draper supports continuous learning and a work environment where people respect and value other viewpoints.
Teamwork: We value the knowledge and expertise not only of Draper staff, but of our customers and collaborators. Leveraging that rich spectrum of insights we hear from them, we collaborate with stakeholders to develop enhanced solutions.
Innovation: Our multidisciplinary teams strive to develop solutions inventive enough to deliver superior performance for our customers and partners. Team members’ different perspectives enable multifaceted approaches to exploring a challenge—and solving it effectively.
Excellence: Our focus is on developing creative solutions that make a meaningful impact on the performance of our customers. We monitor the evolving challenges our customers face, using that understanding as we solve their problems with advanced technology.
Integrity: Building trusting relationships is rooted in doing the right thing every day—holding ourselves accountable for how we work, not just results. Being responsible, keeping our commitments and communicating clearly and candidly are part of how we work.