The Top Ten
Companies Working With Colorado Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from Colorado.
- HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
- LSI CORPORATION
- AVAYA INC.
- SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
- COVIDIEN LP
- COVIDIEN AG
- XILINX, INC.
- ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
- INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
- UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
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.
Colorado 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||4,310|
|Paid by The Business||238,768||3,642|
|Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources||24,015||242|
|Paid By Others - Federal Sources||31,909||426|
|Universities & Colleges||Total||62,457||1,291|
|Other Government Sources||3,718||45|
|University &College Directly||12,965||121|
|FFRDCs - Federal||17,372||553|
|FFRDCs - Non-Federal||NA||32|
Colorado 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
One of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Colorado. University of Colorado, Boulder granted 343.
Expenditures at Colorado 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|
|48||University Colorado, Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus||431,977|
|55||University Colorado, Boulder||392,004|
|60||Colorado State University, Ft. Collins||375,919|
|188||Colorado School of Mines||58,836|
|193||US Air Force Academy||56,044|
|403||University Colorado, Colorado Springs||4,727|
|469||University Northern Colorado||2,896|
Federally Funded R&D Centers
Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Colorado, the federal government department that sponsors the center, and information about their research spending.
|FFRDC||Sponsor||Location||All R&D Expenditures|
|All US FFRDCs||$17,446,036|
|National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research||NSF||Boulder||169,743|
|National Renewable Energy Lab.||DOE||Golden||398,873|
|All FFRDC Expenditures in Colorado||$ 568,616|
Source: Federal Lab Consortium
|Dept. of Agriculture||ARS - Northern Plains Area|
|Dept. of Agriculture||FS - Rocky Mountain Research Station|
|Dept. of Agriculture||WS - APHIS - National Wildlife Research Center|
|Dept. of Commerce||Boulder Laboratories|
|Dept. of Commerce||Earth System Research Laboratory|
|Dept. of Commerce||NOAA-National Geophysical Data Center|
|Dept. of Commerce||NTIA - Institute for Telecommunication Sciences|
|Dept. of Defense - Air Force||Air Force Academy|
|Dept. of Energy||National Renewable Energy Laboratory|
|Dept. of Interior||Biological Resources Discipline - Central Regional Office|
|Dept. of Interior||Bureau of Reclamation|
|Dept. of Interior||Colorado Water Science Center|
|Dept. of Interior||Mid-Continent Ecological Science Center|
|Dept. of Transportation||FRA - Transportation Technology Center|