America's Top States for Business prize technology and innovation and know-how to nurture them. Our Technology & Innovation category considers a variety of indicators, including tech investment, patents and research grants. The category is worth 250 points, or 10 percent of the 2,500 total. You can see our full rankings and methodology here. These are America's most innovative states.
—By CNBC's Scott Cohn
Posted 24 June 2015