Business is usually ..... He who pays the piper calls the tune.
My PhD supervisor once wrote to someone asking for some reagent (science works on this sort of thing) but made the mistake of giving too much info on what he wanted it for. He didn't hear back from them then they published the work he wa going to do. ..... Muscleguy
Beware and be aware the Cabinet Office is very fond of such sourcing. As would be the Ministry of Defence in fields in which they are trailing and failing to catch up and lead with.
And it always leads to them being starved of future novel information in intelligent development with competition and/or opposition being made privy to privileged intellectual property to test their reaction/direction to the paths of travel.