The Top Ten
Companies Working With Pennsylvania Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from Pennsylvania.
- TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
- E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
- AGERE SYSTENS LLC
- UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
- PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO INC.
- AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
- GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
- CNH AMERICA LLC
- ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
- JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA N.V.
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.
Pennsylvania 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||9,718|
|Paid by The Business||238,768||9,018|
|Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources||24,015||463|
|Paid By Others - Federal Sources||31,909||237|
|Universities & Colleges||Total||62,457||3,313|
|Other Government Sources||3,718||117|
|University &College Directly||12,965||498|
|FFRDCs - Federal||NA||107|
|FFRDCs - Non-Federal||NA||0|
Pennsylvania 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
Three of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Pennsylvania. University of Pittsburg granted 396. University of Pennsylvania granted 442. Pennsylvania State University, University Park & Hershey Medical Center granted 651.
Expenditures at Pennsylvania 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|
|12||University Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh||866,638|
|18||Pennsylvania State University, University Park and Hershey Medical Ctr.||797,679|
|49||Case Western Reserve University||431,090|
|82||Carnegie Mellon University||255,933|
|147||Thomas Jefferson University||100,506|
|329||Bryn Mawr College||9,837|
|406||West Chester University Pennsylvania||4,591|
|433||University of the Sciences in Philadelphia||3,610|
|444||Pennsylvania State University, Erie||3,374|
|463||Franklin and Marshall College||2,997|
|465||St. Joseph's University||2,955|
|468||Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg||2,903|
|539||Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine||1,898|
|566||Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania||1,622|
|585||Pittsburg State University||1,479|
|651||Shippensburg University Pennsylvania||548|
|655||Cheyney University Pennsylvania||259|
|570||St. Francis University||1,586<|
|Totals — Pennsylvania||$3,657,974|
Federally Funded R&D Centers
Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Pennsylvania, 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|
|Software Engineering Institute||DOD, OSD||Pittsburgh||113,371|
|All FFRDC Expenditures in Pennsylvania||$113,371|
Source: Federal Lab Consortium
|Dept. of Agriculture||ARS - North Atlantic Area|
|Dept. of Agriculture||FS - Northern Research Station|
|Dept. of Defense - Navy||Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock Division, Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station|
|Dept. of Energy||National Energy Technology Laboratory - Pittsburgh|
|Dept. of Health and Human Services||NIOSH - Pittsburgh Research Laboratory|
|Dept. of Interior||Pennsylvania Water Science Center|
|National Science Foundation||Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems Center|