The Top Ten
Companies Working With Texas Inventors 2009—2013 based on first named inventors who are from Texas.
- INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
- TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED
- BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
- SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
- FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
- DELL PRODUCTS, L.P.
- HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
- AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
- HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
- UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
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.
Texas 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||15,309|
|Paid by The Business||238,768||12,920|
|Paid By Others - Non Federal Sources||24,015||1,219|
|Paid By Others - Federal Sources||31,909||1,169|
|Universities & Colleges||Total||62,457||4,662|
|Other Government Sources||3,718||702|
|University &College Directly||12,965||887|
|FFRDCs - Federal||NA||16|
|FFRDCs - Non-Federal||NA||0|
Texas 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
Two of the top 50 US doctorate-granting institutions are located in Texas. Texas A&M University granted 653. University of Texas, Austin granted 807.
Expenditures at Texas 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|
|24||Texas A&M University, College Station||693,421|
|26||University Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Ctr.||685,814|
|31||University Texas, Austin||621,538|
|38||Baylor College of Medicine||474,700|
|44||University Texas, Southwestern Medical Ctr., Dallas||435,085|
|90||University Texas, Health Science Ctr., Houston||236,250|
|106||University Texas, Health Science Ctr., San Antonio||184,298|
|107||University Texas, Medical Branch||180,888|
|125||Texas Tech University||138,026|
|153||University Texas, Dallas||90,700<|
|159||Texas A&M Health Science Ctr.||82,833|
|164||University Texas, El Paso||79,649|
|165||University Texas, Arlington||78,556|
|182||Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Ctr.||61,219|
|191||University Texas, San Antonio||57,233|
|203||University North Texas, Denton||46,943|
|204||University North Texas, Health Science Ctr.||46,865|
|218||Texas State University, San Marcos||36,664|
|254||Southern Methodist University||24,397|
|283||Texas A&M University, Kingsville||17,419|
|289||Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi||15,776|
|299||Prairie View A&M University||14,552|
|334||Tarleton State University||9,393|
|341||University Texas, Pan American||9,062|
|346||University Texas, Tyler||8,520|
|351||University Texas, Brownsville||8,318|
|355||Texas Christian University||7,775|
|367||West Texas A&M University||6,937|
|375||Texas Southern University||6,380|
|380||St. Edward's University||5,906|
|381||Texas A&M University, Galveston||5,834|
|388||Stephen F. Austin State University||5,495|
|413||Sam Houston State University||4,349|
|421||Texas Woman's University||4,129|
|446||Texas A&M International University||3,344|
|503||Texas A&M University, Commerce||2,279|
|504||University Houston, Downtown||2,267|
|554||University Houston, Clear Lake||1,769|
|560||University Texas, Permian Basin||1,707|
|499||Sul Ross State University||2,375|
|630||Angelo State University||954|
|Totals — Texas||$4,687,219|
Federally Funded R&D Centers
Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs) located in Texas, 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|
|Ctr. for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses||NRC||San Antonio||13,147|
|All FFRDC Expenditures in Texas||$13,147|
Source: Federal Lab Consortium
|Dept. of Agriculture||ARS - Southern Plains Area|
|Dept. of Defense - Air Force||688th Information Operations Wing|
|Dept. of Defense - Air Force||Air Force - 311th Human Systems Wing|
|Dept. of Defense - Air Force||Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence|
|Dept. of Defense - Air Force||Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency|
|Dept. of Defense - Air Force||Air Force Medical ORTA|
|Dept. of Defense - Army||Center for AMEDD Strategic Studies|
|Dept. of Defense - Army||U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research|
|Dept. of Energy||Institute for Fusion Studies|
|Dept. of Energy||NNSA - Pantex Plant|
|Dept. of Energy||National Energy Technology Laboratory - Sugarland|
|Dept. of Interior||Texas Water Science Center|
|NASA||Johnson Space Center|