PreScouter For Startups & Inventors
Move your invention from the lab to the real world, through PreScouter’s corporate partners.
Getting inventions to market is difficult
The potential of academic research is clear – US government-funded research programs have played a key role in many technological advances, from Internet DSL to gene splicing. However, many inventions developed at universities struggle to reach the market. One measure often used to gauge the effectiveness of technology transfer out of universities is the ratio of licensing income generated from commercializing university research versus the investment made into it. In the U.S. during 2007, a mere $2.7Bn was generated in licensing against $48.8Bn in investment.
Corporate partners could get you there
A connection to the right corporate innovation leader, investor or other interested party could be all that it takes for a researcher or inventor to advance their ideas to commercial reality. However, for most inventors, their core competency is often the technical expertise in developing the invention. Navigating complex bureaucracies and networks to reach key leaders is a task that can be both frustrating and difficult. For inventors, there are limited channels through which they can develop relationships with relevant business partners.
We put you in front of corporate leaders
PreScouter has built relationships with many of the world’s leading corporations. PreScouter matches inventions identified by its academic network, as well as submitted to PreScouter, against innovation needs that corporations have provided to PreScouter. The academic network also provides corporate leaders with impartial analysis and input on the selected inventions, customizing the presentation based on specific needs of the corporate leaders that are interested. Through this process, PreScouter provides corporations an initial glimpse into inventions, from which relationships can be built.