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Scientific Presence Michigan

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: 6,728 — US Rank — #8
2013 Official Count: 5,119— US Rank — #6
Patents 1963—2013: 150,216
Use the Map and Scientific Presence Indicators and Metrics at left to examine the elements of scientific presence in Michigan or click the map to see the Scientific Presence Profile for another state. The Scientific Presence profiles are dynamic and are updated when new metrics and observatons become available, please visit often.

Businesses & Outposts

395 Organizations

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

The Top Ten

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

  1. GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
  2. FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
  3. TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
  4. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
  5. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
  6. DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
  7. LEAR CORPORATION
  8. GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORP.
  9. GENERAL MOTORS LLC
  10. CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

The Complete List →

All Independent Inventors

2012 — 665 | 2013 — 693 | 2014 — 750
Total 1977—2014 — 27,037
2014 US Rank: #7 | Overall Rank: #6

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 Michigan: $16,372,000,000.

US R&D Rank — #7 | R&D Intensity — 4.25%
Michigan GDP — $385,123,000,000 | GDP Rank — 13
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Business R&D and Innovation Survey, 2011.

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.
Category Subcategory US
R&D Spending
Michigan
R&D Spending
All R&D $428,163 $16,372
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
Federal Sources 37,714 1,286
Other Government Sources 3,718 53
Business 3,189 61
University &College Directly 12,965 654
Non-Profit Organizations 4,872 107
Other Non-Profits 6,553 53
States Internal NA 2
Federal 35,775 498
FFRDCs Total 17,718 0
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
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
Michigan $2,235,689 $1,267,621 $41,614 $757,684 $61,980 $74,034 $32,756

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%
Michigan 1,628,826 561,935 34.5% 0.5%
Future Scientists
High School Graduation Rates
US Total 80%
Michigan 76%
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
Michigan 8 1,799 0.04%
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.

Institutions

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

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
  All institutions $65,774,524
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
279 Oakland University 18,194
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
422 Kettering University 4,059
443 Hope College 3,376
454 Calvin College 3,252
627 University Detroit Mercy 970
582 Lawrence Technological University 1,483
611 Saginaw Valley State University 1,094
  Totals —  Michigan $2,235,689

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


Federally Funded R&D Centers

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

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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