basic research


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basic research

Research directed toward the increase of knowledge, the primary aim being a greater knowledge or understanding of the subject under study. See also research.
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A higher level of sales means that the benefits of the product of successful basic research (and any subsequent expenditure required to develop the innovation) can be spread over a greater number of units of output, so that the potential returns to investment in PBR are higher.
A complete report on this basic research is available from Nova Tran.
Basic research is "any original investigation for the advancement of scientific knowledge not having a specific commercial objective" Sec.
Basic research driven by operational needs will produce only incremental advances of existing weapon systems, the report states.
The last period, from 2001 to the present, has witnessed a relatively steady distribution of R&D among the three classes of activity, with basic research accounting for about 40%, applied research at about 25%, and the remaining 35% being directed toward development.
The federal government should take action to enhance the level of funding for, and the transformational nature of, basic research.
The structure of the center should facilitate the acceleration of basic research findings into practical applications that benefits clinical and public health practice to improve human health.
Industrial basic research has failed to demonstrate a return on investment that satisfies the ravenous appetite of Wall Street for quarterly earnings growth.
Basic research is losing out to development funding.
The Member States acknowledge the Commission's intention to bring forward, between now and May, an initiative on operational mechanisms which should "add value to existing national approaches and provide a European dimension, with the objective of reinforcing the creativity and excellence of basic research in Europe".

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