The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century — whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature (learn more about MIT's current initiatives).
Research and development (R&D), also known in Europe as research and technical (or technological) development (RTD), is a general term for an activities related to the enterprise of corporate or governmental innovation. The activities that are classified as R&D differ from company to company, but there are two primary models, with an R&D department being either staffed by engineers and tasked with directly developing new products, or staffed with industrial scientists and tasked with applied research in scientific or technological fields which may facilitate future product development. In either case, R&D differs from the vast majority of corporate activities in that it is not often intended to yield immediate profit, and generally carries greater risk and an uncertain return on investment.
Telefónica I+D, the research and development company of the Telefónica Group, was founded in 1988 and its mission is to contribute to the Group's competitiveness and modernity through technological innovation. With this aim, the company applies new ideas, concepts and practices in addition to developing products and advanced services.
The ICECDS 2015: XIII International Conference on Education, Cultural and Disability Studies aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Education, Cultural and Disability Studies.