In 2016, Massachusetts-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $5 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, Massachusetts-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, Massachusetts’ 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 Massachusetts, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 5,524,823
Department of Agriculture 30,166
Department of Commerce 31,160
Department of Defense 2,034,152
Department of Energy 141,177
Department of Health and Human Services 2,568,471
Department of Homeland Security 57,185
Department of the Interior 11,829
Department of Transportation 76,738
Environmental Protection Agency 20,241
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 179,336
National Science Foundation 374,368

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles



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