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Scientific Presence Maryland

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: 2,841 — US Rank — #22
2013 Official Count: 1,748— US Rank — #22
Patents 1963—2013: 53,261
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Businesses & Outposts

230 Organizations

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

The Top Ten

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

  1. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
  2. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
  3. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY
  4. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ARMY
  5. BLACK & DECKER INC.
  6. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  7. NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
  8. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
  9. HUMAN GENOME SCIENCES, INC.
  10. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION

The Complete List →

All Independent Inventors

2012 — 397 | 2013 — 428 | 2014 — 464
Total 1977—2014: 13,800
2014 US Rank — #16 | Overall Rank: #15

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 Maryland: $19,219,000,000.

US R&D Rank — #4 | R&D Intensity — 6.3%
Maryland GDP — $305,175,000,000 | GDP Rank — 15
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Business R&D and Innovation Survey, 2011.

Maryland 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
Maryland
R&D Spending
All R&D $428,163 $19,219
Business Business - Total 294,093 5,101
Paid by The Business 238,768 2,867
Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources 24,015 558
Paid By Others - Federal Sources 31,909 1,677
Universities & Colleges Total 62,457 3,417
Federal Sources 37,714 2,690
Other Government Sources 3,718 57
Business 3,189 84
University &College Directly 12,965 409
Non-Profit Organizations 4,872 178
Other Non-Profits 6,553 324
States Internal NA 2
Federal 35,775 9,902
FFRDCs Total 17,718 473
FFRDCs - Federal NA 473
FFRDCs - Non-Federal NA 0

Maryland 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
Maryland 3,367,883 2,640,864 56,764 407,645 74,840 171,432 16,338

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%
Maryland 1,355,268 591,897 43.7% 0.7%
Future Scientists
High School Graduation Rates
US Total 80%
Maryland 84%
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
Maryland 14 1,286 0.03%
Doctorate Granting Institutions

Two of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Maryland. Johns Hopkins University granted 456 doctorates. University of Maryland, College Park granted 587.

Institutions

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

Expenditures at Maryland 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
1 Johns Hopkins Universitya 2,106,185
37 University Maryland, College Park 502,406
47 University Maryland, Baltimore 433,228
121 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 151,392
167 University Maryland, Baltimore County 74,993
201 University Maryland, Ctr. for Environmental Science 48,224
281 Morgan State University 17,751
330 US Naval Academy 9,610
360 University Maryland, Eastern Shore 7,309
368 Salisbury University 6,891
387 University Baltimore 5,556
486 Towson University 2,599
557 Bowie State University 1,739
  Totals —  Maryland $3,367,883

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


Federally Funded R&D Centers

Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Maryland, 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
National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Ctr. DHS Frederick 31,201
Frederick National Lab. for Cancer Research NIH Frederick 430,100
  All FFRDC Expenditures in Maryland $461,301

Follow the Money | Spending By Maryland Based FFRDCS →

Federal Research & Development Centers | US Master List →


Federal Laboratories

Source: Federal Lab Consortium
Agency Sponsor Lab
Dept. of Agriculture ARS - Beltsville Area
Dept. of Commerce NOAA-Air Resources Laboratory
Dept. of Commerce NOAA-Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
Dept. of Commerce NOAA-Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Dept. of Commerce NOAA-Meterological Development Laboratory
Dept. of Commerce NOAA-National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Dept. of Commerce NOAA-National Oceanographic Data Center
Dept. of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dept. of Commerce National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration(NOAA)
Dept. of Defense DISA - Joint Interoperability Test Command
Dept. of Defense National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Dept. of Defense National Security Agency
Dept. of Defense Uniformed Services University of the Health Services
Dept. of Defense - Army Aberdeen Test Center
Dept. of Defense - Army Army Research Laboratory - Aberdeen Proving Ground Site
Dept. of Defense - Army Army Research Laboratory - Adelphi Site
Dept. of Defense - Army Center for Environmental Health Research
Dept. of Defense - Army Developmental Test Command
Dept. of Defense - Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Dept. of Defense - Army RDECOM - CERDEC - COMMAND, POWER & INTEGRATION DIRECTORATE - CP&I
Dept. of Defense - Army RDECOM - CERDEC - Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate
Dept. of Defense - Army RDECOM - CERDEC - Software Engineering Directorate
Dept. of Defense - Army RDECOM - CERDEC - Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate
Dept. of Defense - Army RDECOM - Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
Dept. of Defense - Army U.S. Army Clinical Investigation Regulatory Office
Dept. of Defense - Army U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Dept. of Defense - Army U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Dept. of Defense - Army U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Dept. of Defense - Army U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Dept. of Defense - Army USAMRMC - Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
Dept. of Defense - Army Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Dept. of Defense - Navy Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division - Patuxent River
Dept. of Defense - Navy Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division
Dept. of Defense - Navy Naval Medical Research Center
Dept. of Defense - Navy Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock Division
Dept. of Defense - Navy Naval Surface Warfare Center - Indian Head Explosive Ordance Disposal Technology Division
Dept. of Defense - Navy United States Naval Academy
Dept. of Health and Human Services Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Dept. of Health and Human Services Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Dept. of Health and Human Services Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Dept. of Health and Human Services Center for Information Technology
Dept. of Health and Human Services Center for Veterinary Medicine
Dept. of Health and Human Services Clinical Center
Dept. of Health and Human Services Fogarty International Center
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Cancer Institute
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Eye Institute
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Human Genome Research Institute
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute of Mental Health
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute of Nursing Research
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute on Aging
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute on Drug Abuse
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Library of Medicine
Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Research Services
Dept. of Homeland Security Chemical Security Analysis Center
Dept. of Homeland Security National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
Dept. of Interior Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Water Science Center
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
National Science Foundation Institute for Systems Research
National Security Agency National Security Agency

Federal Laboratories | US Master List →

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