R&D Without Public Money : A Prospective Answer.
Historical Entrepreneurial Science is a
research field dedicated to the social and mitigational development of
the entrepreneurial capital of human societies. The entrepreneurial
capital encompasses all the cognitive and technical assets that have
been in use since the dawn of Mankind. Experimental History and
Archaeology illustrate a nice manner to consider the past and address
The empirical world and history are an abiding source of cognitive resources and complex systems. We therefore suggest being the architects of such resources and systems, outside of any space or time limit but only depending on needs, to associate knowledge and know-how in a similar way as the banking sector associates the holder of a capital with the holder of a project. Developing knowledge and the know-how of human societies may only be possible through social benefit and mitigation. This added value will be dedicated to attracting the investors who wish to perpetuate it.
Historical Entrepreneurial Science aims to meet contemporary social needs through the use of empirical and historical assets in three phases.
A. Identification of the social needs locally. The socialization of mankind is mainly dedicated to security reasons. Consequently, social problems are most often related to medical, energy, food, economic or political insecurity.
B. Assessment of assets from the past. “If you don”t know where you are going, look at where you come from’. This African proverb illustrates with a noble sense of pragmatism the significance of the past in the construction of a society on a daily basis. While socio-cultural differences are strong in the oecumene, the fundamental human needs, emotions and cognitive skills are universal. And similarities in the history of techniques and breakthroughs between two ethnic groups located very far away geographically from each other undoubtedly come from the cognitive ability to provide a same answer to an identical problem.
C. Value added creation. The basis of the economic system lies on the association of Capital and Know-How. Wealth is the ability to use the resources we have at our disposal. There is no natural resource, but ways to work our environment. This wealth is dynamic, not hoarded. If each individual, group, company, community can provide added value to somebody or something, it de facto creates a CAPITAL – KNOW-HOW dynamics which will inevitably attract an investor whose interest will be to preserve the system so created... The aim of Historical Entrepreneurial Science is therefore to create a durable social benefit. Financing research by investment differs from the current objective-based financing which subjects researchers to political and economic will...
Historical Entrepreneurial Science is built around the concept of Kyuuninkaiæ—§å¿ä¼š, in turn built around the kanjis æ—§(Kyuu) , which means ancient, past, in the past; å¿ (Nin), related to survival, endurance but also secret, and Kai (ä¼š) which means meeting, as exchange is at the basis of wealth generation.