Marketing University IP is Easier with FirstIgnite

FirstIgnite helps tech transfer professionals identify and connect with companies interested in licensing their technologies.

University tech transfer offices face many unique challenges, two of which are easier with FirstIgnite:

Which companies would be interested in a technology?

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

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 disclosure or patent

The first step to powering our matching engine is to upload your patent.  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 works. I would recommend to anyone in the tech transfer industry. Our first three campus visits after the pandemic came from contacts through FirstIgnite.

Mark KLicensing Manager

We've tried other products to market technologies, but FirstIgnite is the only one that consistently brings us new industry meetings across our entire portfolio.

Donna TAssociate Director

Before FirstIgnite we did not have a way to proactively reach out and connect with industry. Now, our tech transfer team and our faculty are happy and productive.

Steve WDirector

FirstIgnite was able to get traction on technologies that we had not previously been able to make any progress on, including meetings with Dell and HP.

Brian WDirector

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