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Rhode Island

In 2017, Rhode Island-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $614 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, Rhode Island-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

Connect with Rhode Island's Labs

To learn more about, and connect with, Rhode Island’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 Rhode Island, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 614,958
Department of Agriculture 2,410
Department of Commerce 2,688
Department of Defense 369,315
Department of Energy 5,213
Department of Health and Human Services 173,404
Department of Homeland Security 0
Department of the Interior 1,163
Department of Transportation 713
Environmental Protection Agency 11,401
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3,413
National Science Foundation 45,237

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles