The Future of Research: Coalitions for Future Impact

The global research and development (R&D) ecosystem is estimated to grow to $1.25T by 2025. Fueled by investments from across the public and private sectors, this rapidly changing arena is becoming increasingly and incredibly diverse. What was once primarily a government-fueled engine of innovation has expanded to encompass businesses, nonprofits, foundation entities, and more. Likewise,…

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Celebrating 2023’s Progress and Breakthroughs

Medical research

Since our official launch in 2019, The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust (KTCT) has been providing essential funding and forging meaningful connections to support, promote, and advance the work of researchers who are exploring medical solutions at the furthest edges of science.

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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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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 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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