chapter  13
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Government and Science 1

This chapter discusses how barriers to the quick application of scientific innovations can be eliminated. In the absence of either of these solutions a partial method of closing the gap between research and its widespread application in industry is the maintenance of an efficient network of information services. Forty-eight of the fifty-three research associations depend for their income on voluntary subscriptions from the industries they serve while the remaining five are financed by means of a statutory levy on the member firms of their industries. There are close similarities between the difficulties facing many small and medium-sized firms in the fields of industrial training and the application of science. It is desirable that some method be found to ensure that each research association has a balanced council composed of both laymen and technologists working within the industry.