Applied Research provides :
1) new knowledge, not a reproduction;
2) a solving of real-world problems;
3) a process of learning, translating into new teaching;
4) a cycle of collaborating and disseminating findings, solutions, and new understandings;
With the world expanding to reach 10 billion people in 2050 living in a world that is up to 4% hotter, innovation in new solutions, technologies, methodologies, work practices is no longer an option. VPET has a vital role to play here.
MCAST as part of the national research landscape, see here