In 2016, Wisconsin-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $722 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, Wisconsin-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, Wisconsin’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 Wisconsin, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 722,664
Department of Agriculture 56,856
Department of Commerce 6,365
Department of Defense 45,469
Department of Energy 58,628
Department of Health and Human Services 414,851
Department of Homeland Security 349
Department of the Interior 15,176
Department of Transportation 11,842
Environmental Protection Agency 2,089
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 21,844
National Science Foundation 89,194

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles


Jennifer Stewart