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In 2017, Illinois-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $2.5 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, Illinois-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, Illinois’ 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 Illinois, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 2,542,491
Department of Agriculture 57,446
Department of Commerce 2,460
Department of Defense 334,053
Department of Energy 981,573
Department of Health and Human Services 821,036
Department of Homeland Security 8,792
Department of the Interior 5,611
Department of Transportation 9,428
Environmental Protection Agency 1,846
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 64,956
National Science Foundation 255,288

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles