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Scientific Presence Kentucky

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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: 902 — US Rank — #32
2013 Official Count: 553— US Rank — #32
Patents 1963—2013: 17,090
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Businesses & Outposts

50 Organizations

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

The Top Ten

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

  1. LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  2. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
  3. UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
  4. UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
  5. TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
  6. PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA
  7. PROCTER + GAMBLE COMPANY
  8. IBM
  9. M-I L.L.C
  10. SUD-CHEMIE INC.

The Complete List →

All Independent Inventors

2012 — 127 | 2013 — 141 | 2014 — 131
Total 1977—2014: 4,190
2014 US Rank: #34 | Overall Rank: #33

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 Kentucky: $1,895,000,000.

US R&D Rank — #33 | R&D Intensity — 1.13%
Kentucky GDP — $168,019,000,000 | GDP Rank — 28
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Business R&D and Innovation Survey, 2011.

Kentucky 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
Kentucky
R&D Spending
All R&D $428,163 $1,895
Business Business - Total 294,093 1,278
Paid by The Business 238,768 1,017
Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources 24,015 41
Paid By Others - Federal Sources 31,909 220
Universities & Colleges Total 62,457 596
Federal Sources 37,714 294
Other Government Sources 3,718 61
Business 3,189 21
University &College Directly 12,965 190
Non-Profit Organizations 4,872 30
Other Non-Profits 6,553 5
States Internal NA 2
Federal 35,775 33
FFRDCs Total 17,718 0
FFRDCs - Federal NA 0
FFRDCs - Non-Federal NA 0

Kentucky 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
Kentucky 587,240 268,204 64,539 210,388 22,389 21,707 13

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%
Kentucky 603,567 183,213 30.4% 0.8%
Future Scientists
High School Graduation Rates
US Total 80%
Kentucky 81%
Public high school 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate 2010-2011, 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
Kentucky 26 648 0.01%
Doctorate Granting Institutions

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

Institutions

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

Expenditures at Kentucky 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
64 University Kentucky 360,776
102 University Louisville 196,842
318 Western Kentucky University 10,639
369 Kentucky State University 6,859
442 Eastern Kentucky University 3,404
445 Murray State University 3,345
510 Northern Kentucky University 2,201
514 Morehead State University 2,174
619 Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary 1,000
  Totals —  Kentucky $587,240

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


Federally Funded R&D Centers

There are no Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Kentucky.

Federal Research & Development Centers | US Master List →

Federal Laboratories

Source: Federal Lab Consortium

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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