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In 2017, Colorado-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $3.3 billion. They leveraged that investment via their technology transfer efforts to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness. From defense to life sciences to energy to agriculture, Colorado-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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To learn more about, and connect with, Colorado‚Äôs FLC member laboratories, visit FLC Business. The web-based, searchable database displays laboratory profiles with information such as contacts, areas of expertise, laboratory history, website links, and more.

Federal Obligations for R&D in Colorado, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 3,395,584
Department of Agriculture 53,920
Department of Commerce 245,657
Department of Defense 431,062
Department of Energy 436,718
Department of Health and Human Services 369,820
Department of Homeland Security 19,426
Department of the Interior 56,013
Department of Transportation 20,752
Environmental Protection Agency 3,475
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1,496,742
National Science Foundation 261,998

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles