In 2016, Georgia-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $1.2 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, Georgia-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, Georgia’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 Georgia, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 1,292,746
Department of Agriculture 75,146
Department of Commerce 3,530
Department of Defense 347,871
Department of Energy 27,071
Department of Health and Human Services 659,620
Department of Homeland Security 6,262
Department of the Interior 4,081
Department of Transportation 8,788
Environmental Protection Agency 9,637
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 30,434
National Science Foundation 120,306

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles



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