In 2016, Indiana-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $719 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, Indiana-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Indiana, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 719,113
Department of Agriculture 22,201
Department of Commerce 1,957
Department of Defense 196,070
Department of Energy 46,511
Department of Health and Human Services 223,896
Department of Homeland Security 1,895
Department of the Interior 3,756
Department of Transportation 16,194
Environmental Protection Agency 26
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 82,715
National Science Foundation 123,891

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles


Jennifer Stewart

2012 Service - Representative of the Year Midwest

John Dement of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) has been leading the charge for aggressive and progressive technology transfer at his lab and within the FLC under the bold banner of “information and entrepreneurship for all!” Driven by his determination to...

2013 Laboratory Director of the Year Midwest

For five inspired years, Duane Embree redefined technology transfer at one of the nation’s most prolific research institutions, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane). Appointed Technical Director in May 2007, he quickly initiated changes with remarkable results,...

2013 State and Local Economic Development Midwest

Since taking on the job of heading the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), John Dement has completely rebuilt technology transfer at the lab. Home to the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Centers of Excellence for...