blue-sky research


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blue-sky research

Research that is done without a particular end or application in mind. We don't have time for blue-sky research right now—we need to focus on finishing and releasing this app.
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blue-sky research

research that is not directed towards any immediate or definite commercial goal.
1997 New Scientist Bell Labs and IBM are well known for blue-sky research. They have people who are paid just to sit around and think—not about products.
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It is important to note that in this context the level of technology available to firms in a country needs to be distinguished from the country's ability to conduct blue-sky research and develop new technologies for innovation that expand the frontiers of knowledge.
I hope this recognition of fundamental science will help raise awareness of the value of blue-sky research.
In a statement issued by the University of Edinburgh, where he retired as a professor, the famously shy, 84-year-old Higgs said he hoped the prize would help people recognize ''the value of blue-sky research.
I hope this recognition of fundamental science will help raise awareness of the value of blue-sky research," he said in a statement via the University of Edinburgh where he works.
It is funding blue-sky research that is advancing human knowledge, but also producing breakthroughs that could make their way into our daily lives in future.
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): The military's blue-sky research arm, Darpa, is working to launch a major push that'd revolutionize robotic capabilities and put bots pretty much everywhere, from hospitals to dude ranches to "explosive atmospheres.
Author Walter De Brouwer is a Belgian collateral thinker into technologies of the future best known for founding the blue-sky research company Starlab.
Tax director Paul Edwards said: "There is common misconception that R&D tax relief is only for high-flying, blue-sky research companies.
The value of blue-sky research and its application in holography was illustrated by two independent but nonetheless linked papers.
Employees of Starlab, a private, blue-sky research laboratory with campuses in Brussels and Barcelona do just that.
This is not a blue-sky research centre, but a place where we develop existing systems, integrate them and show people how to use them.
Packet Design has set its sights farther out on the horizon than a typical product company, but not so far as many blue-sky research efforts that have failed to achieve practical results.
The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) just got a one-year, 570,000 dollars grant from Darpa, the Pentagon's blue-sky research arm, to grow the new tissues.