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pure research

[′pyu̇r ri′sərch]
(science and technology)
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Simply put, pure research fills a knowledge gap, applied research takes the knowledge to solve a problem and development research takes the problem-solving information to create a product.
In terms of research, the institute will focus on pure research, developing patents and delivering solutions to industry for significant return on capital employed.
While laboratories for pure research are welcome, Pritzker said they should function in parallel with commercialization labs, which work a bit differently due to the sensitive nature of corporate patents.
However, wearable sensors have only recently evolved from their nascent stage of pure research and development to be available to the masses.
As a rule of thumb, if the development of a prototype costs $100, then applied research costs $10 and pure research costs a meager $1.
Pure research can advance that good, of course, but the presence of work that directly involves producing useful services makes that obligation vivid.
Clyburne agrees, adding that this result strengthens the justification for continuing to support pure research endeavours, which can turn up surprises even in areas that were long since thought to be fully documented.
Gary Acord, Vice President of Design + Construction at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), discussed MSKCC's growth plan, focusing on consolidation of existing spaces and the expansion of ambulatory care centers as opposed to inpatient care or pure research facilities.
Under joint projects with universities, industrial partners, and the State of Baden-Wurttemberg, IGB has developed comprehensive know-how in this area over the last years and has advanced the technology from use in pure research to industrial implementation.
These readers argue that there's a plethora of political coverage out there, but that our consistent coverage of pure research is what makes us special.
Nigg spent much time on the investigative side of the running shoe industry as a hired consultant for shoe companies before turning his focus to pure research.
They emerge instead from unpredictable combinations of factors and often form pure research that has no commercial end in view.