The Front Line of Strategic Research—An Analysis of International Financiers’ Focus and Support Instruments

January 12, 2016

This report describes the future of strategic research, focusing on: strategies and control, priority areas, and support instruments. The report finds that, in many countries, research policy is being twinned with industrial policy in order to stimulate growth, and with the development of the public sector in order to address social challenges. To some extent, strategic research has consequently grown beyond its traditional strategies, control forms and support instruments.