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North Carolina

In 2017, North Carolina-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $2 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, North Carolina-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

Connect with North Carolina Laboratories

To learn more about, and connect with, North Carolina‚Äôs FLC member laboratories, visit the 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 North Carolina, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 2,005,368
Department of Agriculture 37,555
Department of Commerce 19,593
Department of Defense 170,977
Department of Energy 46,767
Department of Health and Human Services 1,429,541
Department of Homeland Security 7,656
Department of the Interior 13,320
Department of Transportation 10,607
Environmental Protection Agency 112,067
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 12,256
National Science Foundation 145,029

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles