Friday, April 6, 2012

There's no point curing mice

Quite a thought-provoking piece from Dr Tim Kastelle at the Innovation Leadership Network. He refers to a quote from Dr Ian Frazer, developer of the  his development of the vaccine for papillomavirus associated cancers, regarding how to turn innovation into real practical applications. Dr Frazer said:
"There’s no point curing mice. They’re not even grateful."
 Kastelle then asks three pertinent questions for researchers:

For business research, there are three things that you have to consider:
  1. Is your research question interesting?
  2. Is your research idea doable?
  3. Does your research have a practical application?
Click here to read the full article.

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