Consider every product you use, every day–food, technology, vehicles, personal care. And beyond products, every social engagement, every political activity. Somewhere, at some time, a researcher was involved. Either in a pristine lab or maybe in a backyard garage, the knowledge that is the basis of most everything we have or do was developed by someone doing research. Guests Dr. Caroline Whitacre, retired senior vice president research, Ohio State and Jon Cartledge, business development, Battelle explain what makes research happen and why it matters.