21_09_2012 IDEA FOR THE BASQUE COUNTRY #17: MUGA Project. Research at the frontier of knowledge.
The objective is to increase basic research five times in areas of strategic interest for the future of Basque Society.
Endow an open fund that invests in excellent research projects selected on the basis of merit and based on their social profitability. The Fund would be managed by a public-private board of trustees. Contributions to the fund would come from:

• A tax on infrastructures. 10% of the total public and private investment in physical infrastructure (roads, railways, ports, airports…)
• Private contributions from people and companies, whose contribution has tax advantages and social recognition.