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Scientific Presence Idaho

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: 1,208 — US Rank — #31
2013 Official Count: 992— US Rank — #27
Patents 1963—2013: 25,907
Use the Map and Scientific Presence Indicators and Metrics at left to examine the elements of scientific presence in Idaho 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

46 Organizations

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

The Top Ten

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

  1. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
  2. HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
  3. ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC
  4. APTINA IMAGING CORPORATION
  5. BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC
  6. MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
  7. MARVELL INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY LTD.
  8. OVONYX, INC.
  9. BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
  10. SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.

The Complete List →

All Independent Inventors

2012 — 108 | 2013 — 130 | 2014 — 100
Total 1977—2014: 3,846
2014 US Rank — #38 | Overall Rank: #35

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 Idaho: $1,795,000,000.

US R&D Rank — #34 | R&D Intensity — 3.14%
Idaho GDP — $57,096,000,000 | GDP Rank — 12
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Business R&D and Innovation Survey, 2011.

Idaho 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
Idaho
R&D Spending
All R&D $428,163 $1,795
Business Business - Total 294,093 1,171
Paid by The Business 238,768 871
Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources 24,015 294
Paid By Others - Federal Sources 31,909 7
Universities & Colleges Total 62,457 142
Federal Sources 37,714 91
Other Government Sources 3,718 24
Business 3,189 3
University &College Directly 12,965 23
Non-Profit Organizations 4,872 2
Other Non-Profits 6,553 2
States Internal NA 4
Federal 35,775 51
FFRDCs Total 17,718 425
FFRDCs - Federal 17,372 415
FFRDCs - Non-Federal NA 10

Idaho 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
Idaho 146,326 91,280 22,132 26,769 3,607 2,079 459

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%
Idaho 230,252 83,210 36.1% 1.3%
Future Scientists
High School Graduation Rates
US Total 80%
Idaho 83%
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
Idaho 46 99 0%
Doctorate Granting Institutions

None of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Idaho.

Institutions

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

Expenditures at Idaho 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
148 University Idaho 97,227
245 Boise State University 27,920
264 Idaho State University 21,179
  Totals — Idaho $146,326

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


Federally Funded R&D Centers

Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Idaho, 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
Idaho National Lab. DOE Idaho Falls 536,399
  All FFRDC Expenditures in Idaho $536,339

Follow the Money | Spending By Idaho Based FFRDCS →

Federal Research & Development Centers | US Master List →


Federal Laboratories

Source: Federal Lab Consortium
Agency Sponsor Lab
Dept. of Energy Idaho National Laboratory
Dept. of Interior Idaho 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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