The Osaka National Research Institute receives its budget from MITI and accepts no funds from industry. The institute's 1993 operating budget was $29.2 million. There are 207 permanent staff, of whom 159 are researchers. Fifty-nine percent of the budget is allocated to salaries and 41% to research expenses. The institute has received 1,000 patents, of which 70 have been used in commercial applications. Approximately 70 students are sent from universities to receive training at the institute.