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In 2017, Pennsylvania-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $3.7 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, Pennsylvania-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, Pennsylvania’s 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 Pennsylvania, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 3,744,122
Department of Agriculture 67,186
Department of Commerce 5,212
Department of Defense 1,196,981
Department of Energy 509,816
Department of Health and Human Services 1,673,442
Department of Homeland Security 4,426
Department of the Interior 2,847
Department of Transportation 16,454
Environmental Protection Agency 4,246
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 38,072
National Science Foundation 225,438

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles