In 2016, Iowa-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $494 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, Iowa-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Iowa, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 494,458
Department of Agriculture 76,571
Department of Commerce 115
Department of Defense 115,279
Department of Energy 69,453
Department of Health and Human Services 179,122
Department of Homeland Security 0
Department of the Interior 2,096
Department of Transportation 3,214
Environmental Protection Agency 800
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8,481
National Science Foundation 39,328

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles


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Ames Laboratory (AL)

Ames Laboratory (AL)

2408 Pammel Dr. 311 TASF Ames IA 50011-1015
Ames Laboratory is a government-owned, contractor-operated national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), operated by and located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. For more than 70 years, the Ames Laboratory has successfully partnered with Iowa State University, and...
Critical Materials Institute, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub

Critical Materials Institute, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub

2332 Pammel Drive Ames IA 50011-1025
The CMI focuses on technologies that make better use of materials and eliminate the need for materials that are subject to supply disruptions. These critical materials are essential for American competitiveness in clean energy. Various facilities are available for use under CMI Memebership Program...
Developmental Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Developmental Center for Clinical and Translational Science

1000 Brady Street Davenport IA 52803
Research Area: Chiropractic Program: Developmental Centers for Research on CAM Description: The purpose of this Developmental Center is to build our expertise in clinical research and to serve as the focal point to strengthen and enhance our established and evolving relationships with conventional...
available technology

Dispersion Management with Metamaterials

Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed new method for dispersion compensation in telecommunication systems using metamaterials. (DIV) A proof-of-concept a dispersion-compensation system using phase-engineered metamaterials has been demonstrated experimentally, and ISU...