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Publicly Funded Research: You Can’t Turn Science Off With The Tap

In the commercial context, research and development, or R&D, is a strategic choice made by a business in the pursuit of competitive advantage. But what does this work for government funded R&D? Should society expect an immediate return on investment in the same way?

On this episode of Think Business Futures, we turn the tables on our co-host Nicole Sutton, to ask why a society would choose to fund R&D with taxpayer money.

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Music: Peter Sandberg, Alan Ellis, Gunnar Johnsén, Sindrandi and Matt Haik

Image: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

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