In 2016, Illinois-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $3.9 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, Illinois-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, Illinois’ 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 Illinois, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 3,908,452
Department of Agriculture 57,806
Department of Commerce 2,648
Department of Defense 1,694,433
Department of Energy 939,359
Department of Health and Human Services 840,644
Department of Homeland Security 19,564
Department of the Interior 13,346
Department of Transportation 20,159
Environmental Protection Agency 1,747
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 65,523
National Science Foundation 253,223

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles


Jennifer Stewart

2009 Excellence in Technology Transfer Midwest

Hyperspectral imaging is a new generation of in-spection technology that offers unique, superior capabilities over conventional imaging and spec-troscopy, two widely used technologies for food quality and safety inspection. The technology provides spatial and spectral information about a product...