WHY IS RESEARCH IMPORTANT?
WHY RESEARCH MATTERS
University and independent lab research has always led the way for innovation, design, and thought in our country. The result of this research has had an enormous impact in such industries as healthcare, technology, energy, defense, and communications. From increased life expectancy to economic growth, and to secure our future; research continues to improve our lives.
IMAGINE A WORLD
IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE
Today we are healthy; yet our need for cures and improvements has never been greater. From eliminating diseases to preparing for disasters to building better infrastructures, we depend on research and development. Research provides the tools that greatly improve our lives.
PROVIDING RETURNS ON MIND POWER
PROMOTES ECONOMIC GROWTH
The US Economy is innovation-driven. Our country has made great strides because we support innovation and new ideas. When these ideas are brought to market, they create jobs; jobs move our economy forward. New technology and life-saving medical treatments are just some of the products being developed through research. Support for university research is vital for our nation’s economic success in the global marketplace.
SECURES FUTURE INVESTMENT
The US should be leading the way in global competitiveness - at the forefront of research yet government cutbacks and bureaucracy prevents us from moving forward. We must support a future of new ideas and a process for funding research that goes directly to the researcher - to continue to be pioneers of innovation.
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See The People and Causes That Are Driving New Advances. EXPLORE MORE CAUSES
Benefunder, our mission is to connect researchers with donors to reduce the nation’s ‘innovation deficit.’ With that goal in mind, we host regular INNOVATION SHOWCASE events.
Allowing our donors the chance to better understand the causes that interest them
These events spotlight our researchers in an intimate setting.
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