Rhode Island

Rhode Island

In 2016, Rhode Island-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $627 million. 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, Rhode Island-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

Connect with Rhode Island's Labs

To learn more about, and connect with, Rhode Island’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 Rhode Island, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 627,272
Department of Agriculture 2,491
Department of Commerce 6,692
Department of Defense 398,349
Department of Energy 8,350
Department of Health and Human Services 152,543
Department of Homeland Security 809
Department of the Interior 3,552
Department of Transportation 699
Environmental Protection Agency 10,857
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3,705
National Science Foundation 39,227

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles


Valerie Larkin

2008 Laboratory Director of the Year Northeast

The 138-year history of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport is steeped in the tradition of providing technology for the U.S. Navy’s fleet. From its modest beginnings of developing torpedoes and experimenting with undersea acoustics, Division Newport has expanded to...

2010 Service - Harold Metcalf Northeast

In the spring of 2009, Dr. Theresa Baus was elected Vice-Chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). From her new position in the FLC, Dr. Baus will be able to look back with great pride at her accomplishments during the three very successful years she served as...

2014 Material test fixtures Northeast

One of the most critical needs of today's military is the development of new materials. The harsh conditions of the battlefield require new materials that are strong, lightweight, and resistant to corrosion and other environmental effects. The materials developed to meet these demands have many...

Digital image enhancement

A sailor trying to find mines in a cluttered underwater environment faces the same challenges as a physician looking for microcalcifications in a mammogram of dense breast tissue. Both of these searches can benefit from digital image enhancement. Michael Duarte of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center...