As a researcher, you want to be able to connect with commercialization collaborators – industry partners to take your lab scale prototype to market, potential “business” cofounder for your university incubated startup, find potential researchers to collaborate with on applied research, and find service providers with the expertise to take your project to the next level.
- Let industry partners know the types of deals that you are seeking
- Join groups to pose questions and search for potential partners
- As a university, showcase the latest prototypes, facilities, equipment, spinouts and startups that industry partners can use to further their R&D efforts
- Search for research collaborators on a global scale to go after international grants
- Crowd source the solution for the problem you are currently facing
As the staff at a University Business Incubator (UBI / accelerator or entrepreneurship center), you want to be able to help guide your startups and spinouts in the right direction when the time is right to find potential partnerships, opportunities for pilot projects, and be able to network with other administrators at UBI’s around the world.
Let industry partners know when a startup is ready to partner with them
Get notified when one of your founders hits a “trigger event” so you know when to step in and offer support
Access a larger network of potential stakeholders to help support your existing and past cohorts
Promote your events to a larger audience
Network with staff at other University Business Incubators
At the Research Office / Technology Transfer Office, you want to be able to move faster at each stage of the commercialization process. Faster education with internal stakeholders, faster qualification of industry partners, faster negotiations; allowing you and your team to do more with existing resources.
Ability to connect and solicit feedback from industry in regards to a researchers prototype
Showcase the latest prototypes, facilities, equipment, spinouts and startups that industry partners can use to further their Research & Development efforts
Conduct outreach to local, regional and national industry partners to attend your events – Demo Days, Science Fairs, Research Showcases, etc.
Leverage our support to find industry partners that would be a good fit for your existing research projects and potential future projects
Ability to oversee everyone associated with your university and be informed of any “trigger events” as they happen in real time – allowing you to know when to reach out to internal stakeholders when they need it the most
- Manage your universities brand to a broader audience within your country and around the world
As a government ministry or agency, you want to have oversight of what is happening in regards to commercialization of research, tech startups, university spinouts, and researcher collaboration around the world, in real time.
Ability to have oversight with real time notifications of stakeholder activity
Alignment with KPI’s and establish forward looking projections
“Trigger events” – ability to know when to step in to offer support for UBI, TTO, startups and spinouts.
Ability to provide data to researchers and industry to help them speed up innovation
Meet your counterparts around the world and share best practices / tips / tricks / hacks on a variety of topics in an informal setting
Real time metrics – know what works from various campaigns, quickly test out new ideas and solicit immediate feedback from various stakeholders and potential collaborators