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Research is a contact sport

By Dr. Gilles G. Patry      

How collaborations in the name of science are driving innovation

In a world where the biggest challenges facing humanity are global in scale, there is a need, more than ever, for research to be conducted as a “contact sport.” When researchers team up to generate new ideas and tackle fundamental issues like food security, sustainable energy and climate change, they are better able to reach their goal: to formulate hypotheses, make discoveries and find solutions. By sharing resources, ideas and knowledge, scientists can more effectively advance research that addresses societal needs, and in the process, foster innovations that can lead to economic development. 

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