In 2016, Pennsylvania-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, Pennsylvania-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, Pennsylvania’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 Pennsylvania, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 3,961,113
Department of Agriculture 64,922
Department of Commerce 4,827
Department of Defense 1,541,662
Department of Energy 474,416
Department of Health and Human Services 1,584,594
Department of Homeland Security 2,955
Department of the Interior 11,305
Department of Transportation 27,624
Environmental Protection Agency 4,540
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 32,595
National Science Foundation 211,672

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles



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Engineered Natural Systems Laboratory

Engineered Natural Systems Laboratory

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