Why is basic research so important for innovation?
In our everyday work, we regularly come across questions that we cannot answer. Solving them requires a decent amount of research that helps us extending our knowledge. The results help us keeping our innovations that crucial step ahead of the competition.
What are the biggest challenges in collaborating with universities?
Universities have different goals and different agendas than a company that has to prove itself on the market on a daily basis. When we work together, we have to try to align our goals and find a way that is beneficial to both sides.
What do you like most about the CD Laboratory funding scheme?
The seven-year duration of a CD Laboratory enables us to work on long-term projects. During this time, you get to know your partners well and can try to make the best use of the strengths of both sides. This opens up possibilities you might not have envisioned at the very beginning.