In 2016, Colorado-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $4.1 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, Colorado-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Colorado, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 4,174,799
Department of Agriculture 55,087
Department of Commerce 196,361
Department of Defense 1,235,269
Department of Energy 372,819
Department of Health and Human Services 365,012
Department of Homeland Security 11,750
Department of the Interior 70,940
Department of Transportation 23,682
Environmental Protection Agency 4,147
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1,593,504
National Science Foundation 246,229

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles


Jackie Kerby Moore

2014 Distinguished Service Mid-Continent

The Distinguished Service Award also known as the Laboratory Representative of Year Award goes to Eric Payne of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for improving technology transfer through novel methods. Payne created a way to group similar technologies into bundles as a means of raising the...

2014 Oustanding STEM Mentorship Mid-Continent

Outstanding STEM Mentorship Award goes to one over-achiever in the promotion of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields in students from kindergarten to doctoral candidates. This year, we honor Linda Lung of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. As leader of the...