The Top Ten
Companies Working With Tennessee Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from Tennessee.
- WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
- UT-BATTELLE, LLC
- EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
- VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
- SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.
- THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
- SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
- UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
- CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
- BLACK & DECKER INC.
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.
Tennessee 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||1,434|
|Paid by The Business||238,768||1,279|
|Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources||24,015||119|
|Paid By Others - Federal Sources||31,909||35|
|Universities & Colleges||Total||62,457||1,017|
|Other Government Sources||3,718||36|
|University &College Directly||12,965||192|
|FFRDCs - Federal||NA||1,514|
|FFRDCs - Non-Federal||NA||44|
Tennessee 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
None of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Tennessee.
Expenditures at Tennessee 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 US Institutions||$65,774,524|
|109||University Tennessee, Knoxville||179,252|
|166||University Tennessee, Health Science Ctr.||77,754|
|173||University Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture||68,480|
|251||Meharry Medical College||25,559|
|294||Tennessee State University||15,439|
|314||East Tennessee State University||11,213|
|317||University Tennessee, Chattanooga||10,896|
|325||Tennessee Technological University||10,233|
|364||Middle Tennessee State University||7,108|
|519||Austin Peay State University||2,124|
|635||Sewanee: University of the South||927|
|648||University Tennessee, Martin||580|
|Totals — Tennessee||$1,025,283|
Federally Funded R&D Centers
Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Tennessee, 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|
|Oak Ridge National Lab.||DOE||Oak Ridge||1,553,460|
|All FFRDC Expenditures in Tennessee||$1,553,460|