24 May '13, 3pm

Research gap threatens innovation, experts warn: via @eetimes

Research gap threatens innovation, experts warn: via @eetimes

On one hands, government was blame of inefficiency and of being slow in reacting to the market. On the other hands, when there is a research gap, it is because of lack of government funding. Lack of government funding may be one of the many contributors to the slow to technology advancement. I see the unwillingness of hiring young engineers and of re-training employees is another. To have years of experience and to equip with 80%+, if not 100%, if the skills are the key to get hired lately. If the company evolves to different technology, you may or may not get retrain. Instead, to most organization, you may be let go because there will always be talents out there to pick up and be up to speed in no time. To me, the technology pipeline are not only relying on innovation in various areas but also depending on the availability of human resources. The fewer the young engineers...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4415088/Research-...

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