Federal R & D and Industrial Policy

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Science  10 Jun 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4602, pp. 1122-1125
DOI: 10.1126/science.220.4602.1122


Long-term U.S. economic growth requires better use of R & D resources and closer interaction of the academic, government, and industrial research communities. The federal government has proposed to increase support for university research as a key means of addressing national needs for new knowledge in fields important to industrial development and for training of technical personnel. But continuing growth in support for basic research depends on how well the science community can agree on what research investments will have the greatest impact in producing new knowledge.