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In 2017, Tennessee-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $2.4 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, Tennessee-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

Connect with Tennessee Laboratories

To learn more about, and connect with, Tennessee’s 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 Tennessee, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 2,475,604
Department of Agriculture 31,875
Department of Commerce 1,993
Department of Defense 260,912
Department of Energy 1,212,856
Department of Health and Human Services 504,635
Department of Homeland Security 7,778
Department of the Interior 4,029
Department of Transportation 1,818
Environmental Protection Agency 24,810
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 379,894
National Science Foundation 45,004

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles