The Top Ten
Companies Working With Florida Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from Florida.
- SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
- FLORIDA TURBINE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
- UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
- INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
- HARRIS CORP.
- UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
- UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED
- LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
- FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
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.
Florida 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||5,988|
|Paid by The Business||238,768||3,855|
|Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources||24,015||453|
|Paid By Others - Federal Sources||31,909||1,680|
|Universities & Colleges||Total||62,457||2,126|
|Other Government Sources||3,718||179|
|University &College Directly||12,965||590|
|FFRDCs - Federal||NA||0|
|FFRDCs - Non-Federal||NA||0|
Florida 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
Two of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Florida. Florida State University granted 395 doctorates. University of Florida granted 692.
Expenditures at Florida 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|
|43||University South Florida, Tampa||443,206|
|93||Florida State University||225,378|
|136||University Central Florida||121,653|
|137||Florida International University||118,058|
|178||Florida Atlantic University||65,377|
|197||Florida A&M University||52,263|
|272||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University||19,376|
|285||Florida Institute of Technology||17,100|
|287||University West Florida||16,221|
|300||Florida Gulf Coast University||14,393|
|307||Nova Southeastern University||12,908|
|365||University North Florida||7,031|
|389||University South Florida, St. Petersburg||5,488|
|631||New College Florida||945|
|Totals — Florida||$2,210,425|
Source: Federal Lab Consortium
|Dept. of Commerce||NOAA-Atlantic Oceanographic Meteorology Laboratory|
|Dept. of Commerce||NOAA-Southeast Fisheries Science Center|
|Dept. of Defense - Air Force||AFRL - Munitions Directorate|
|Dept. of Defense - Air Force||Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency|
|Dept. of Defense - Army||RDECOM - Simulation and Training Technology Center|
|Dept. of Defense - Navy||Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE)|
|Dept. of Defense - Navy||Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division|
|Dept. of Defense - Navy||Naval Surface Warfare Center - Panama City Division|
|Dept. of Energy||Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology|
|Dept. of Interior||FISC - Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies|
|Dept. of Interior||FISC - Water Resources of Florida - Tallahassee|
|Dept. of Interior||Florida Integrated Science Center|
|NASA||Kennedy Space Center|
|National Science Foundation||National High Magnetic Field Laboratory|