The Top Ten
Companies Working With Michigan Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from Michigan.
- GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
- FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
- TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
- WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
- UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
- DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
- LEAR CORPORATION
- GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORP.
- GENERAL MOTORS LLC
- CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
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.
Michigan 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||13,660|
|Paid by The Business||238,768||12,156|
|Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources||24,015||1,212|
|Paid By Others - Federal Sources||31,909||292|
|Universities & Colleges||Total||62,457||2,160|
|Other Government Sources||3,718||53|
|University &College Directly||12,965||654|
|FFRDCs - Federal||NA||0|
|FFRDCs - Non-Federal||NA||0|
Michigan 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
Two of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Michigan. Michigan State University granted 478 doctorates. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor granted 825.
Expenditures at Michigan 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|
|2||University Michigan, Ann Arbor||1,322,711|
|36||Michigan State University||507,061|
|84||Wayne State University||245,888|
|169||Michigan Technological University||71,989|
|265||Western Michigan University||21,073|
|308||Eastern Michigan University||12,437|
|316||Central Michigan University||10,907|
|378||University Michigan, Dearborn||6,015|
|397||Grand Valley State University||5,180|
|627||University Detroit Mercy||970|
|582||Lawrence Technological University||1,483|
|611||Saginaw Valley State University||1,094|
|Totals — Michigan||$2,235,689|
Federally Funded R&D Centers
No Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) are located in Michigan.
Source: Federal Lab Consortium
|Dept. of Commerce||NOAA-Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory|
|Dept. of Defense - Army||Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center|
|Dept. of Interior||Great Lakes Science Center|
|Dept. of Interior||Michigan Water Science Center|