In 2016 Idaho-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $567 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, Idaho-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Idaho, 2016($ thousands)
All agencies 567,818
Department of Agriculture 26,318
Department of Commerce 44
Department of Defense 23,624
Department of Energy 464,002
Department of Health and Human Services 14,622
Department of Homeland Security 400
Department of the Interior 13,900
Department of Transportation 846
Environmental Protection Agency 547
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3,670
National Science Foundation 19,844

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles



Jennifer Stewart

2008 Antibody profiling identification Far West

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Actinide Ion Sensor For Pyroprocess Monitoring

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has created a novel method and apparatus for monitoring plutonium concentration during pyroprocessing to ensure that the refining process is efficient at collecting actinides. Unlike existing solutions, which require complex, time-consuming remote testing, this...