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Scientific Presence Iowa

Business is Global. Innovation is Local

Scientific presence is a holistic look at science and technology activity; a picture of inventive and innovative trends, emerging markets, talent pools, and the depth of scientific, technical and engineering enterprise, the indicators of future economic development and growth.

Patents

2013 Way Better Count: 1,332 — US Rank — #28
2013 Official Count: 933— US Rank — #28
Patents 1963—2013: 23,843
Use the Map and Scientific Presence Indicators and Metrics at left to examine the elements of scientific presence in Iowa or click the map to see the Scientific Presence Profile for another state. The Scientific Presence profiles are dynamic and are updated when new metrics and observatons become available, please visit often.

Businesses & Outposts

73 Organizations

National and international corporations, universities, government agencies, businesses, and other organizations
earning patents with first named inventors from Iowa.
2009—2013

The Top Ten

Companies Working With Iowa Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from Iowa.

  1. ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
  2. PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  3. DEERE + COMPANY
  4. MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
  5. STINE SEED FARM, INC.
  6. UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
  7. FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  8. IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC.
  9. MUSCO CORPORATION
  10. VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.

The Complete List →

All Independent Inventors

2012 — 126 | 2013 — 143 | 2014 — 141
Total 1977—2014: 5,285
2014 US Rank: #33 | Overall Rank: #31

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.
Source: USPTO

Research & Development (R&D)

Total 2012 R&D Expenditures in Iowa: $3,144,000,000.

US R&D Rank — #28 | R&D Intensity — 2.15%
Iowa GDP — $146,057,000,000 | GDP Rank — 25
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Business R&D and Innovation Survey, 2011.

Iowa 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.
Category Subcategory US
R&D Spending
Iowa
R&D Spending
All R&D $428,163 $3,144
Business Business - Total 294,093 2,314
Paid by The Business 238,768 1,736
Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources 24,015
Paid By Others - Federal Sources 31,909
Universities & Colleges Total 62,457 725
Federal Sources 37,714 408
Other Government Sources 3,718 49
Business 3,189 34
University &College Directly 12,965 206
Non-Profit Organizations 4,872 28
Other Non-Profits 6,553 11
States Internal NA 1
Federal 35,775 60
FFRDCs Total 17,718 32
FFRDCs - Federal NA 31
FFRDCs - Non-Federal NA 1

Iowa 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
All R&D
Expenditures
Federal Government State & Local
Government
Institution Funding Business Nonprofit
Organizations
All Other Sources
US $65,774,524 $40,130,460 $3,704,365 $13,673,539 $3,281,809 $4,033,233 $951,118
Iowa 719,441 394,719 48,580 217,937 31,157 25,195 1,853

See how higher education funding breaks down by the source of the funding and the science, technology, and engineering domain where it is spent.

Follow the Money | Spending by Source & Domain →

Scientists & Engineers

Population with college degrees, scientific or engineering degrees, and doctorates in S&E research domains.

Degrees

All Degrees
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
Error
US 56,335,654 20,498,538 36.4% 0.1%
Iowa 496,918 152,511 30.7% 1%
Future Scientists
High School Graduation Rates
US Total 80%
Iowa 89%
Public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate 2011-2012, Source US Department of Education
Map of College Degrees by State

Doctorate Degrees
Source: NSF, NIH, USED, USDA, NEH, NASA, Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2012.
Location US Rank Doctorate Degrees Granted % of US Total
US 51,008
Iowa 23 764 0.01%
Doctorate Granting Institutions

One of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Iowa. University of Iowa granted 376.

Institutions

A look at the research focused institutions supporting the State's scientific presence.

Expenditures at Iowa 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 institutions $65,774,524
42 University Iowa 446,429
79 Iowa State University 260,995
409 Palmer College of Chiropractic 4,507
432 University Northern Iowa 3,615
480 Grinnell College 2,735
606 Augustana College, Sioux Falls 1,160
  Totals —  Iowa $719,441

Follow the Money | How Money Was Allocated to Iowa Institutions →


Federally Funded R&D Centers

Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Iowa, 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
Ames Lab. DOE Ames, IA 33,853
  All FFRDC Expenditures in Iowa $33,853

Follow the Money | Spending By Iowa Based FFRDCS →

Federal Research & Development Centers | US Master List →


Federal Laboratories

Source: Federal Lab Consortium
Agency Sponsor Lab
Dept. of Energy Ames Laboratory
Dept. of Interior Iowa Water Science Center

Federal Laboratories | US Master List →

About Scientific Presence

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Scientific presence is a holistic look at science and technology activity in a particular location. Way Better Patents™ combines its own custom patent and innovation analytics with authoritative information on R&D spending, demographic data, STEM education information, economic data, grant data, information on patent owners, and the presence of young companies, the engines of most new job creation, to create each Scientific Presence Profile.
Scientific Presence metrics, when combined with information about new patented inventions, presents a picture of emerging inventive and innovative trends, nascent market development, the depth of scientific activity in a location, the companies establishing outposts in new locations beyond their corporate headquarters, and how many people are participating in these activities.
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