Idaho is one of the most innovative states in the nation, consistently ranking 2nd in patents issued (per capita) by the U.S. Patent Trademark Office.
Idaho is also one of a handful of states graded an “A” for its “entrepreneurial energy,” according to the 2007 CFED Report Card for the States.
Private industry drives this innovation, and is supported by universities and the Idaho National Lab.
Idaho's research institutions consist of our public and private colleges and universities; a national laboratory; major regional medical centers, including the U.S. Veterans Administration Medical Center.
The following links to these institutions' websites will provide more detailed information on Idaho's growing R&D landscape:
Idaho National Laboratory
Boise State University
Idaho State University
University of Idaho
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
U.S. Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Boise