The Top Ten
Companies Working With Alabama Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from Alabama.
- NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS
- AUBURN UNIVERSITY
- US NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
- US — NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
- AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
- UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
- CORRELATED MAGNETICS RESEARCH, LLC
- INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
Independent Inventors are not affiliated with a company or other entity when their patents are granted. Many independent inventors use their patents as an important asset for new business formation. If a patent has more than one inventor, each inventor is counted according to his or her state of residence at the time of patent grant. If an inventor has more than one patent, he or she is counted once for each patent.
Alabama R&D Spending
In Millions of Dollars — 000,000)
SOURCES: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF/NCSES), National Patterns of R&D Resources (annual series), Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey, Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges, Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development, Survey of State Government R&D. State GDP data are from the US. Bureau of Economic Analysis, http://www.bea.gov, accessed 1 August 2013.
|Business||Business - Total||294,093||1,879|
|Paid by The Business||238,768||835|
|Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources||24,015||348|
|Paid By Others - Federal Sources||31,909||697|
|Universities & Colleges||Total||62,457||901|
|Other Government Sources||3,718||40|
|University &College Directly||12,965||222|
|FFRDCs - Federal||NA||0|
|FFRDCs - Non-Federal||NA||0|
Alabama Higher Education R&D (HERD) Spending
(Dollars in thousands - 000)
Source: National Science Foundation — Higher education R&D (HERD) expenditures, by geographic division, state, and source of funds: FY 2012
|Federal Government||State & Local
|All Other Sources|
See how higher education funding breaks down by the source of the funding and the science, technology, and engineering domain where it is spent.
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2009
|Total Population over 25 with College Degrees|
|Location||All Degrees||S&E Degrees||S&E %||Margin of
|High School Graduation Rates|
Public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate 2011-2012, Source US Department of Education
Source: NSF, NIH, USED, USDA, NEH, NASA, Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2012.
|Location||US Rank||Doctorate Degrees Granted||% of US Total|
Doctorate Granting Institutions
None of the degree granting academic institutions in Alabama are among the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions.
Expenditures at Alabama Higher Education R&D Institutions
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
|US Rank||Institution||All R&D Expenditures|
|All US Institutions||$65,774,524|
|41||University Alabama, Birmingham||453,779|
|129||Auburn University, Auburn||133,013|
|155||University Alabama, Huntsville||87,388|
|194||University Alabama, Tuscaloosa||55,885|
|212||University South Alabama||40,172|
|230||Alabama A&M University||32,312|
|304||Alabama State University||13,607|
|Totals — Alabama||$832,871|
Federally Funded R&D Centers
There are no Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Alabama.
Source: Federal Laboratory Consortium
|Dept. of Defense - Air Force||Air Force Logistics Management Agency (AFLMA)|
|Dept. of Defense - Army||Aeromedical Research Laboratory|
|Dept. of Defense - Army||Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center|
|Dept. of Defense - Army||Redstone Test Center|
|Dept. of Defense - Army||U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command|
|Dept. of Interior||Alabama Water Science Center|
|NASA||Marshall Space Flight Center|
|Tennessee Valley Authority||Tennessee Valley Authority|