Pillar 2: Facing societal grand challenges: surfing the big waves

Aim: To develop a world class applied research engine oriented to build a competitive innovative advantage to our country around shared concerns of high impact and global interest in the fields of health, sustainability, information, and technology (engineering) in science. The goal of this Pillar is to attract the brightest minds and provide them with the tools, training, and culture in interdisciplinary and innovative applied mission oriented research for them to become effective fountains of discovery, innovation, and technological entrepreneurship to effectively tackle the most complex and difficult challenges of our society.