How Dose o Relity C mkeSciece more Visiory
e.a. FITZGeRalD, Ph.D.
mrton C. Fings–Sma Profssor of mtris enginring, mIT
Whe we thik bot how to get ore beet ro scietic reserch t oriversities, we slly ocs o the bck ed o the reserch pipelie: o how toove ew techologies “ot o the lbs” d ito the rketplce.We hve creted etire irstrctre or this prpose, ro techology trser oces to strtpicbtors, vetre ds, d ore. Certily these eorts re sel, bt still theyield is ote lower th expected. Perhps it is tie to sk wht is seldo sked:
How do we know that university scientists are working on the best possibleresearch projects to begin with? The ones with the greatest chances of bearing the most fruit?
I ct, we do ot hve good echiss or seeig tht proisig reserchis prsed while blid lleys re voided. mechiss tht oce existed hvetrophied, s the strctre o reserch i this cotry hs chged. ad thoghwe hve’t regressed to stge where d scietists re wstig their tie tryigto trste led to gold, or reserch ecosyste eeds better ethods o relitytestig, d relity tteet.
Kauffman Thoughtbook 2009
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