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Scientific Presence Minnesota

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: 5,828 — US Rank — #11
2013 Official Count: 4,292— US Rank — #9
Patents 1963—2013: 85,572
Use the Map and Scientific Presence Indicators and Metrics at left to examine the elements of scientific presence in Minnesota 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

337 Organizations

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

The Top Ten

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

  1. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
  2. 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
  3. MEDTRONIC INC.
  4. CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
  5. HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
  6. SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
  7. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
  8. ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
  9. TARGET BRANDS, INC.
  10. MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

The Complete List →

All Independent Inventors

2012 — 426 | 2013 — 478 | 2014 — 488
Total 1977—2014: 15,277
2014 US Rank:; #15 | Overall Rank: #12

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 Minnesota: $7,394,000,000.

US R&D Rank — #17 | R&D Intensity — 2.64%
Minnesota GDP — $279,987,000,000 | GDP Rank — 17
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Business R&D and Innovation Survey, 2011.

Minnesota 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
Minnesota
R&D Spending
All R&D $428,163 $7,394
Business Business - Total 294,093 6,174
Paid by The Business 238,768 5,592
Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources 24,015 342
Paid By Others - Federal Sources 31,909 240
Universities & Colleges Total 62,457 899
Federal Sources 37,714 509
Other Government Sources 3,718 65
Business 3,189 33
University &College Directly 12,965 210
Non-Profit Organizations 4,872 81
Other Non-Profits 6,553 219
States Internal NA 2
Federal 35,775 101
FFRDCs Total 17,718 0
FFRDCs - Federal NA 0
FFRDCs - Non-Federal NA 0

Minnesota 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
Minnesota 864,938 501,593 54,533 229,620 30,981 25,238 22,973

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%
Minnesota 1,098,041 386,044 35.2% 0.6%
Future Scientists
High School Graduation Rates
US Total 80%
Minnesota 78%
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
Minnesota 15 1,144 0.02%
Doctorate Granting Institutions

Two of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Minnesota. Walden University granted 387 doctorates. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities granted 721.

Institutions

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

Expenditures at Minnesota 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
14 University Minnesota, Twin Cities 826,173
262 University Minnesota, Duluth 21,530
400 Carleton College 4,957
466 St. Cloud State University 2,932
525 Minnesota State University, Mankato 2,082
615 University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) 1,030
547 Northwestern Health Sciences University 1,851
558 Macalester College 1,721
575 St. Olaf College 1,518
608 Augsburg College 1,144
  Totals —  Minnesota $864,938

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


Federally Funded R&D Centers

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

Federal Research & Development Centers | US Master List →


Federal Laboratories

Source: Federal Lab Consortium
Agency Sponsor Lab
Dept. of Interior Minnesota Water Science Center

Federal Laboratories | US Master List →

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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