We help companies identify expertise as a source of new ideas, to solve internal R&D challenges, to act as scientific advisory, and much more.
Connecting companies with the top academic experts in their field
There’s an innovator out there who’s exactly who you need
Can’t find the right person in your field of expertise? Don’t waste time sifting through separate data silos looking for the perfect expert. Let our platform do the work for you.
Find top innovators
Search across any topic
Browse our network of top researchers from around the world working within your key areas of interest.
Start a partnership
Meet with global innovators
Stop Googling. Stop guessing. We’ll match you with the smartest experts in your field of interest to meet with. Just tell us what you need.
Manage your relationships all on one platform
Set up calls, send out NDA’s, and manage the stages of your engagement with experts. So you can focus on building the right thing, and building the thing right.
Create global academic partnerships based on data-driven decisions
What Our Customers Say
”Identifying the right expertise when we can’t solve a problem internally is tough and slows our progress. Our academic expert conversations have been fruitful; a compliment to FirstIgnite for connecting us. We are now moving forward with formal partnerships for design and fabrication.Chris HartnettAdvanced Development, Whirlpool