On-demand Webinar

How can basic research be planned to have an end goal application in mind?

Executive Director
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering
Government Strategy and Engagement

Known as use-inspired basic research, this mode of research aims to discover fundamental knowledge with known potential applications.

From a practical perspective, stakeholders in the research ecosystem have several challenges to implement a use-inspired basic research strategy, such as:

  • Why use-inspired basic research and how does it differ from the convention basic and applied research?
  • What are the talents needed for a successful use-inspired basic research enterprise?
  • How to identify use-inspired basic research opportunities?
  • How to measure the success of use-inspired basic research?

In this webinar, our guest panel Professor Xian Jun Loh, Executive Director from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR discusses practical experiences of performing and supporting use-inspired basic research, involving a personal journey from material discovery to biomedical applications.