University Research Partnerships are Easier with FirstIgnite

FirstIgnite helps corporate relations professionals identify and connect with companies interested in sponsoring research.

University corporate relations offices face many unique challenges, two of which are easier with FirstIgnite:

Which companies would be interested in which research?

FirstIgnite matches your research to the scientific interests of 17M companies,  and then we provide tailored lists of companies with the highest probability of being interested in partnering.

Who at the company should I reach out to?

FirstIgnite has a deep rolodex of over 250M contacts so you will always have a way in.  You’ll find contacts with email addresses in strategy, product, innovation, and research.

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1. Upload a research publication

The first step to powering our matching engine is to upload scientific text.  Our system matches the scientific literature to industry interests and provides a tailored list of companies to review.

2. Review Companies and Competitors

Receive a tailored list of companies.  You can review each company, why they matched (e.g. similar patent), and explore each company’s competitors.  Select the ones that you’d like to reach out to and move to the next step.

3. Select Contacts to reach out to

The final step is selecting the people at each organization that you want emails for.  Search leads in strategy, product, innovation and research as well as alumni from your school working at the companies.

FirstIgnite helps our team be more effective by helping with the prospecting and appointment setting functions so our team can focus on closing more deals with industry.

Mark NVP of Industry Engagement

Working with FirstIgnite helped our college of engineering change how they represent themselves to industry. We are now thinking of industry in everything we do.

Ed TDirector

FirstIgnite has made my job easier. We're having more discussions with industry than ever before—we should have done this months ago!

Ed DDirector

FirstIgnite overdelivered for our faculty. We're meeting with more industry folks than ever before and our faculty are very happy with their new partnerships.

Chuck BAVP of Research

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