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Study: Corporate innovations relying more on government funding

Corporations are increasingly relying on federally-supported research for innovation, according to a new study. Nearly one-third of patents in the U.S. rely on federal research investment, according to the study, which was recently published in the journal Science. Researchers from UC Berkeley, the University of Connecticut, Boston University and Harvard University looked at links between government grants and patents from between 1926 and 2017. The number of patents that relied on federal research "increased steadily" over that time, mainly beginning after World War II, researchers said.