You will receive an initial set of Scientists that work for your nation in your starting Research Lab. These Scientists, working in the Lab, will create Research Points (RP’s) that you can spend to discover/patent a new technology blueprint. The amount of Scientists you start with is a function of the Scenario/Module being played.
Using the blueprint and some resources, you can create whatever is on the blueprint. You can do this as many times as your resources, and the factory, will allow.
Use funds allocated from your HOS to advance your Nation/Faction goals and objectives.