We believe that encouraging in-person conversation and exchange bests search software and publication scanning any day. Why? Because people build collaborations, make deals, and know real-time information.
BRIDGE leverages over 15 years years of relationships with hundreds of research institutions to expedite innovation awareness collaborations
From our experience, long-term and robust, university-industry relationships most often begin with a small and focused project.
BRIDGE quickly identifies opportunities, bringing the right people together, and then engages parties in proof of concept projects that validate potential and de-risk collaborations that ideally lead to broader development and/or commercial partnerships
The process from idea to market is not a linear progression. In fact, it's more a chaotic series of go back to start, feedback and development loops, and timing of corporate need to university or startup solution or alternative.
BRIDGE connects corporate innovation teams, universities, and startups when the time is right. We have vetted agreements, an innovation management platform to collect, showcase, develop, and monitor opportunities, and know-how to help smooth the challenges of partnership
Get involved with BRIDGE
BRIDGE offers a unique proof of concept approach to quickly identify innovative approaches, establish relationships, and validate and de-risk opportunities prior to siginificant investment.
We work exclusively with one company from each industry sector at a time.
BRIDGE is open and free to participate to all research institution partnership nodes (tech commercialization, gap funds/accelerators, corporate relations, research centers, faculty).
We bring your motivated commercial partners with identified needs and you engage if there is potential alignment with a solution at your institution. Positive outcomes could result in company-funded POC projects, licensing, startup investment, and/or research partnerships.