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In 2017, Kentucky-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $289 million. 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, Kentucky-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

Connect with Kentucky Laboratories

To learn more about, and connect with, Kentucky‚Äôs FLC member laboratories, visit the Kentucky Laboratories web page. 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 Kentucky, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 289,451
Department of Agriculture 19,686
Department of Commerce 107
Department of Defense 31,421
Department of Energy 9,726
Department of Health and Human Services 194,901
Department of Homeland Security 346
Department of the Interior 2,659
Department of Transportation 3,241
Environmental Protection Agency 55
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3,208
National Science Foundation 24,102

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles