Intellectual property for climate-related inventions is spread across multiple institutions and can be hard to find.
The Exchange provides entrepreneurs with access to the best pool of inventions in the UK, enabling them to easily find climate technologies and ideas to turn into commercially successful businesses.
This can be especially beneficial for people who don’t have a large social circle.
In addition to the sheer number of people you can meet, many sites provide an avenue for meeting like-minded people. Unlike other social venues, on an online dating site, you can be fairly certain that everyone you meet is single and looking.
Aled Thomas, Director at Climate-KIC UK, says: “Matching the right entrepreneur or business person to the right inventor can be a crucial part of the process for a new technology.
Greater collaboration between inventors and entrepreneurs will ultimately stimulate more business interest in climate innovation, leading to new revenue, jobs and economic growth in Europe.” Inventors on the Exchange come from the UK’s best research institutes, including University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, Newcastle University and the University of Edinburgh.
Date My School One particular website, Date My School, created by Columia Business School students Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer, has established itself at Columbia and NYU, and is beginning to make waves in the Boston area.