The Top Ten
Companies Working With Illinois Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from Illinois.
- CATERPILLAR INC.
- MOTOROLA-MOBILITY, INC.
- MOTOROLA, INC.
- WMS GAMING, INC.
- UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
- TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
- ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
- ABBOTT LABORATORIES
- NORTHWESTERN 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.
Illinois 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||12,038|
|Paid by The Business||238,768||10,764|
|Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources||24,015||1,108|
|Paid By Others - Federal Sources||31,909||167|
|Universities & Colleges||Total||62,457||2,353|
|Other Government Sources||3,718||60|
|University &College Directly||12,965||516|
|FFRDCs - Federal||NA||1,083|
|FFRDCs - Non-Federal||NA||48|
Illinois 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
Three of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Illinois. Northwestern University granted 367 doctorates. University of Chicago granted 401. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign granted 811.
Expenditures at Illinois 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|
|33||University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||583,754|
|57||University Illinois, Chicago||388,625|
|170||Southern Illinois University, Carbondale||71,097|
|205||Wright State University||46,213|
|206||Loyola University, Chicago||45,903|
|229||Illinois Institute of Technology||32,576|
|246||Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville||26,992|
|261||Northern Illinois University||21,823|
|280||Illinois State University||17,760|
|292||Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science||15,587|
|297||Purdue University, Calumet||14,897|
|408||Western Illinois University||4,514|
|500||University Illinois, Springfield||2,370|
|598||Columbia College, Chicago||1,318|
|607||La Salle University||1,156|
|618||Illinois Wesleyan University||1,012|
|650||Chicago State University||565|
|633||Governors State University||928|
|641||Wheaton College, Wheaton||844|
|Totals — Illinois||$2,425,752|
Federally Funded R&D Centers
Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Illinois, 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|
|Argonne National Lab.||DOE||Argonne||679,387|
|Fermi National Accelerator Lab.||DOE||Batavia||412,438|
Source: Federal Lab Consortium
|Dept. of Agriculture||ARS - Midwest Area|
|Dept. of Defense||U.S. Transportation Command|
|Dept. of Defense - Army||USACE - ERDC - Construction Engineering Research Laboratory|
|Dept. of Energy||Argonne National Laboratory|
|Dept. of Energy||Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory|
|Dept. of Energy||New Brunswick Laboratory|
|Dept. of Interior||Illinois Water Science Center|