The Top Ten
Companies Working With District of Columbia Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from District of Columbia.
- US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
- US Navy
- CARNEGIE INSTITUTION OF WASHINGTON
- OPNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
- VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
- BOEING COMPANY
- UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
- EFFICIENT AUCTIONS LLC
- FANNIE MAE
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.
District of Columbia 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.
|District of Columbia
|Business||Business - Total||294,093||415|
|Paid by The Business||238,768||162|
|Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources||24,015||23|
|Paid By Others - Federal Sources||31,909||230|
|Universities & Colleges||Total||62,457||493|
|Other Government Sources||3,718||6|
|University & College Directly||12,965||105|
|FFRDCs - Federal||17,372||9|
|FFRDCs - Non-Federal||NA||0|
District of Columbia 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|
|District of Columbia||501,534||296,885||4,641||126,993||10,283||62,395||337|
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
|District of Columbia||200,382||102,203||51%||1.8%|
|High School Graduation Rates|
|District of Columbia||59%|
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|
|District of Columbia||27||567||0.01%|
Doctorate Granting Institutions
None of the academic institutions in the District of Columbia are among the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions.
Expenditures at District of Columbia 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|
|103||George Washington University||196,448|
|253||Catholic University America||24,971|
|424||University of the DC||4,030|
|Totals District of Columbia||$ 501,534|
Federally Funded R&D Centers
Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in District of Columbia, the federal government department that sponsors the center, and information about their research spending.
|FFRDC||Sponsor||Location||All R&D Expenditures|
|All US FFRDCs||$17,446,036|
|Science and Technology Policy Institute||NSF||Washington, DC||$ 7,547|
Source: Federal Lab Consortium
|Dept. of Defense||Missile Defense Agency|
|Dept. of Defense - Navy||Naval Facilities Engineering Command|
|Dept. of Defense - Navy||Naval Research Laboratory|
|Dept. of Defense - Navy||U.S. Naval Observatory|
|Dept. of Health and Human Services||Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition|
|Environmental Protection Agency||National Center for Environmental Research|
|Environmental Protection Agency||Office of Science Policy|