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Scientific Presence Louisiana

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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: 594 — US Rank — #39
2013 Official Count: 395— US Rank — #38
Patents 1963—2013: 18,245
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Businesses & Outposts

39 Organizations

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

The Top Ten

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

  1. ALBEMARLE CORPORATION
  2. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
  3. LAITRAM, L.L.C.
  4. FRANK'S CASING CREW & RENTAL TOOLS, INC.
  5. LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.
  6. MAKO RENTALS, INC.
  7. EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL PATENTS INC.
  8. FORET PLASMA LABS, LLC
  9. VOITH PAPER PATENT GMBH
  10. EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY

    The Complete List →

All Independent Inventors

2012 — 256| 2013 — 216 | 2014 — 221
Total 1977—2014: 8,560
2014 US Rank: #27 | Overall Rank: #25

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 Louisiana: $1,523,000,000.

US R&D Rank — #35 | R&D Intensity — 0.64%
Louisiana GDP — $237,389,000,000 | GDP Rank — 23
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Business R&D and Innovation Survey, 2011.

Louisiana 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
Louisiana
R&D Spending
All R&D $428,163 $1,523
Business Business - Total 294,093 459
Paid by The Business 238,768 382
Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources 24,015 40
Paid By Others - Federal Sources 31,909 37
Universities & Colleges Total 62,457 729
Federal Sources 37,714 349
Other Government Sources 3,718 105
Business 3,189 40
University &College Directly 12,965 192
Non-Profit Organizations 4,872 43
Other Non-Profits 6,553 139
States Internal NA 7
Federal 35,775 320
FFRDCs Total 17,718 0
FFRDCs - Federal NA 0
FFRDCs - Non-Federal NA 0

Louisiana 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
Louisiana 699,228 319,784 100,797 197,705 40,254 23,114 17,574

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

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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%
Louisiana 620,131 173,913 28% 0.8%
Future Scientists
High School Graduation Rates
US Total 80%
Louisiana 72%
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
Louisiana 25 662 0.01%
Doctorate Granting Institutions

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

Institutions

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

Expenditures at Louisiana Higher Education R&D Institutions

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Higher Education Research and Development Survey, FY 2012.
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US Rank Institution All R&D Expenditures
  All institutions $65,774,524
76 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 285,395
114 Tulane University 164,373
179 University Louisiana, Lafayette 65,275
196 Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Ctr., New Orleans 53,712
240 Louisiana State University, Medical Ctr., Shreveport 29,365
243 University New Orleans 28,450
247 Louisiana Tech University 26,546
319 Xavier University Louisiana 10,606
352 Southern University Agriculture Research and Extension Ctr. 8,122
358 Dillard University 7,448
370 Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge 6,773
495 University Louisiana, Monroe 2,469
521 Southeastern Louisiana University 2,121
605 Louisiana State University, Shreveport 1,168
610 Northwestern State University Louisiana 1,102
474 Nicholls State University 2,794
513 Grambling State University 2,179
596 McNeese State University 1,330
  Totals —  Louisiana $ 699,228

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


Federally Funded R&D Centers

No Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Louisiana.

Federal Research & Development Centers | US Master List →


Federal Laboratories

Source: Federal Lab Consortium

About Scientific Presence

Indicia of Economic Growth, New Corporate Outposts and New Markets
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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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