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Tennessee one of just three states where FFRDCs top list of R&D funding recipients

The State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) has issued an analysis of federally-funded R&D funding on a national basis for 2019.

According to the report, the majority of the $138.2 billion in funds went to industry performers (31.4 percent), followed by federal agencies (27.8 percent), universities and colleges (24 percent), Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs (10.4 percent), other nonprofits (6 percent), and state and local governments (0.4 percent).

That said, the breakdown by state is somewhat different. For example, Tennessee was one of only three states – the others are Idaho and New Mexico – where FFRDCs topped the list of recipients.

Click here to access the analysis.

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