The Future of Research: Powershifts and Implications

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The global research and development (R&D) ecosystem is changing rapidly and dramatically. An arena once dominated, fueled, and funded by U.S. federal government organizations like the National Science Foundation, NIH, NASA, Office of Naval Research, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is now being driven — and bankrolled — by investors from industry,…

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Purposeful Collaboration in Early-Stage Medical Research

The goal of The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust (KTCT) is to find solutions to humanity’s most difficult problems. But how do we find these solutions that have evaded us for so long, especially in the area of medical research? While great strides have been made by dedicated specialists in a wide variety of fields, many…

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Over $1,000,000 Invested to Date to Advance Breakthrough Medical Research

The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust (KTCT) is proud to announce that our latest round of investments brings our total support of early-stage research to more than $1,000,000. In less than five years, the Toffler Scholar Program and our other funding initiatives have provided research grants, network support, and more for those whose work is changing…

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Interview with Dr. Bradley Hyman

This interview has been reposted with permission from DeborahWestphal.com The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust (KTCT) is working to create solutions to some of humanity’s most intractable challenges. To achieve breakthroughs, we have created a future-focused framework for funding priorities, one that focuses on early-stage research, high impact ideas, and cross-disciplinary problem-solving. Instilling future-focused thinking in…

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Targeting Breakthroughs in Early-Stage Medical Research

Many of humanity’s most intractable challenges are also our most personally impactful. Issues like poverty, access to clean water, and education inequality threaten life around the globe. Among these critical human issues, medical challenges rank high. Our own health, and the health of our loved ones, is simultaneously an impactful concern for many of us…

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The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust Commits $330,000 to Help Advance Vital Early-Stage Medical Research

Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 2020  The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust (KTCT) today announced that it has committed $330,000 to continue its support of transformative medical research. The funding is primarily being allocated through the Toffler Scholar Program to support researchers at six universities. Funds also will be directed toward research organizations working in the…

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The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust Launches to Solve the Funding and Support Gap for Early-stage Medical Research

The Trust honors the legacy of Alvin and Heidi Toffler by supporting future-focused medical research Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 2020 — The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust (KTCT) is pleased to announce the public launch of its newly expanded organization. This evolution positions the nonprofit to provide financial and network support for university researchers innovating…

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