Research impacts

The main aim of basic research is the acquisition of new knowledge. The curiosity of researchers leads to new medical treatments, promising technologies or a novel understanding of social phenomena. Basic research opens up room for innovation, economic growth, better quality of life and social development.

​Researchers continually push the borders of knowledge. Discoveries are not guaranteed because they often happen unexpectedly. Researchers need to be tenacious visionaries because it often takes many years before investments in research pay off. We are now harvesting the fruits of what we sowed years ago, and we will reap the benefits of today's work in years to come.