Non-academic here. Bachelors in Computer Science.
My question is, how does research happen? Is there some sort of directory/marketplace/dating-app where researchers and funders can meet each other ?
I'm envisioning something like:
- Dr. Bob wants to study fruit flies.
- Nestle wants to know how to keep fruit flies out of their factories.
- Some tool helps Dr. Bob and Nestle meet up and do some research.
Is that how the research world works?