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Scientific Presence Rhode Island

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: 673 — US Rank — #38
2013 Official Count: 321— US Rank — #39
Patents 1963—2013: 10,438
Use the Map and Scientific Presence Indicators and Metrics at left to examine the elements of scientific presence in Rhode Island 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

50 Organizations

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

The Top Ten

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

  1. ACUSHNET COMPANY
  2. US OF AMERICA, NAVY
  3. BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS
  4. TYCO FIRE PRODUCTS LP
  5. HASBRO, INC.
  6. BROWN UNIVERSITY
  7. RAYTHEON COMPANY
  8. INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER CORPORATION
  9. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
  10. GTECH RHODE ISLAND CORPORATION

The Complete List →

All Independent Inventors

2012 — 72 | 2013 — 82 | 2014 — 39
Total 1977—2014: 2,639
2014 US Rank: #37 | Overall Rank: #39

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 Rhode Island: $1,396,000,000.

US R&D Rank — #36 | R&D Intensity — 2.82%
Rhode Island GDP — $49,423,000,000 | GDP Rank — 46
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Business R&D and Innovation Survey, 2011.

Rhode Island 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
Rhode Island
R&D Spending
All R&D $428,163 $1,396
Business Business - Total 294,093 542
Paid by The Business 238,768 451
Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources 24,015 51
Paid By Others - Federal Sources 31,909 40
Universities & Colleges Total 62,457 459
Federal Sources 37,714 213
Other Government Sources 3,718 13
Business 3,189 7
University &College Directly 12,965 195
Non-Profit Organizations 4,872 31
Other Non-Profits 6,553 71
States Internal NA -
Federal 35,775 323
FFRDCs Total 17,718 0
FFRDCs - Federal NA 0
FFRDCs - Non-Federal NA 0

Rhode Island 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
Rhode Island 493,428 227,606 15,236 206,431 7,061 36,050 1,044

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%
Rhode Island 217,976 82,276 37.7% 1.5%
Future Scientists
High School Graduation Rates
US Total 80%
Rhode Island 77%
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
Rhode Island 38 325 0%
Doctorate Granting Institutions

None of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Rhode Island.

Institutions

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

Expenditures at Rhode Island 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
63 Brown University 365,120
142 University Rhode Island 114,323
322 Rhode Island College 10,389
487 Roger Williams University 2,596
620 Naval War College 1,000
  Totals —  Rhode Island $493,428

Follow the Money | How Money Was Allocated to Rhode Island Institutions →


Federally Funded R&D Centers

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

Federal Research & Development Centers | US Master List →


Federal Laboratories

Source: Federal Lab Consortium

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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