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How Stanford University partners on autonomous vehicles innovation.

US companies will spend over $450 Billion in R&D this year. This is the fastest growing segment of R&D funding. We can help your university tap into this funding source.

 
 

How UC Davis partners on plant genetics innovation.

US companies will spend over $450 Billion in R&D this year. This is the fastest growing segment of R&D funding. We can help your university tap into this funding source.

 
 

How University of Michigan partners on life sciences innovation.

US companies will spend over $450 Billion in R&D this year. This is the fastest growing segment of R&D funding. We can help your university tap into this funding source.

 
 

How Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory partners on chemical innovation.

US companies will spend over $450 Billion in R&D this year. This is the fastest growing segment of R&D funding. We can help your university tap into this funding source.

 
 

How Drexel University partners on energy innovation.

US companies will spend over $450 Billion in R&D this year. This is the fastest growing segment of R&D funding. We can help your university tap into this funding source.

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80% of R&D spending in the US is from companies.

The opportunity for universities to grow their revenue from companies has never been more apparent. Tap into the entire pie of R&D funding by partnering with companies.

Can you answer these three questions about your innovation area?

  • How much money have corporates spent on R&D?
  • Who are the top companies?
  • How many companies are in this space?

Supporting innovation partnerships at top research universities

We help universities accomplish many goals

  • Partnership Conversations / Innovation Listing
    ~5
  • Partnership Conversations / Month
    > 250
  • Companies Reviewing Innovation / Month
    > 2500

FirstIgnite customers with actively marketed innovation listings are meeting with an average of 5 companies. Currently, 2,500 companies are reviewing innovation listings and scheduling 250+ partnership meetings with universities each month.

There's never been a better time

For Industry Funding

More investment deals means more opportunities for your university to partner with companies. What’s your strategy for startup partnerships?

The world’s R&D funding

Is higher than ever

The OECD (Organisation for Cooperation and Development), comprising 38 countries, has seen an astounding increase in all R&D funding sectors, but especially from companies. FirstIgnite can help your university form global partnerships with companies that can supercharge your research funding and commercial output.

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Todd KeillerDirector of Technology Commercialization, Worcester Polytechnic Institute