near-market research

near-market research

n
(Commerce) scientific research that, while not linked to the development of a specific product, is likely to be commercially exploitable
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University administrators and agricultural leaders must work together to reach a balance between long-term fundamental research and near-market research. It is imperative that tomorrow's agricultural graduates have a thorough knowledge of the basics of plant sciences and engineering, along with "learn by doing" experience in their chosen field.
Its focus will be on providing support to near-market research carried out by small and medium-sized enterprises.
Joining Forces Wales provides free technical support using a three-stage process which covers product and process review, feasibility study and near-market research and development prototyping support.