Universities and colleges must work together to develop efficient structures that foster greater and on-going collaboration between pure and applied researchers.
Our stakeholders have also suggested that existing federal government funding regulations prevent public sector agricultural scientists from collaborating with university scientists. Therefore, the current regulatory framework governing the interactions between academia and federal research institutions should be revised.
A new innovation policy framework should also include the reduction of the administrative burden preventing researchers from participating in high-impact research projects. Administrative processes need to be simplified to facilitate scientists’ participation in collaborative research.