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Creating Platforms for Scale

Advancing “common goods for common good” — open-source data, systems, equipment, and partnerships to help the best ideas and research efforts to grow and replicate.

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Convergent Research

Convergent Research is an incubator within the Schmidt Futures Network that aims to help fill a structural gap in today’s R&D system by enabling research that requires unusual levels of scale and coordination yet is not rapidly monetizable by industry. Convergent Research applies scientific roadmapping to systematically identify high-leverage research opportunities in this category, ultimately defining and launching these projects as Focused Research Organizations (FROs).

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Building Networks of Talent