Thank you for sharing. I agree with adding a somewhat commercial dimension to research (possibly not all research). It can inspire a better balanced incentive structure, accelerate the process and possibly attract private funding (without corroding one’s research integrity, process and outcome). I have only regained interest in STEM (enthusiast) this year and seem to come across recurring issues with the process and dearth of funding. Ones that I feel pertinent difficulty in funding research (in general and in such a capital abundant period) outside the generally expected area of a field, some corrosive politics and the desire to succeed in each research like it is your last (but for the wrong reasons). I think we can and should do better. I am working on something.
But more immediately: