When searching for technical and complex information, being too generic does not help your chances of finding what you are looking for.
Mastering filtering options will allow you to dramatically cut down research time from days to minutes so you can focus on what is really important: your work.
Search Terms allow you to include or exclude keywords from your query. They help you navigate the topic and remain only with the information that is relevant.
Find the Search Terms fixed on the left of the page, throughout all pages (except for Company Profile pages). They allow you to dig deep in a topic by filtering keywords.
You can use search operators and other punctuation to get more specific search results.
We want to make our website accessible to everyone, so we have developed an interface to help people without experience in scientific search engines perform complex queries.
Any keyword typed within the same query box is interpreted as an OR operator. This means that our discovery engine will show you all the references & organizations that contain the keyword 1 OR the keyword 2 (a bigger number of references).
Any keyword typed in a different query box is interpreted as an AND operator. This means that our discovery engine will show you all the references & organizations that contain the keyword 1 AND the keyword 2 (a smaller number of references).
You can use as many and operators as you like, just type them in new search boxes. New ones will appear as you fill them.
Except for the examples below, Linknovate's Discovery Engine ignores punctuation.
When you use a dash before a keyword, it excludes references with that information from your results. This is useful for words with multiple meanings, for excluding topics that you already know or that you are not interested in.
When you type a keyword in quotes, the results will only include references with the same words in the same order as the ones between the quotes (and without any word between them). Use this if you're looking for an exact match of words.
The Foam Tree is right below the search boxes and is generated on-the-fly as you add new keywords and filters. It shows the most common keywords within the topic you are researching.
The bigger the size of the cluster, the higher the number of references that contain the keyword.
When clicking in any of the clusters, the keyword is added into a new search box (as an AND operator). And the discovery engine will update the results that meet all the criteria you have specified.
We aggregate hundreds of data sources, and millions of references are indexed and weekly updated. When searching, it is likely that, even for niche topics, you will get hundreds to thousands of results, hence the need for advanced filtering.
Find them fixed on the left of the page, throughout all pages (except for Company Profile pages). They are pretty straight-forward, and will help you cut down hours of search time.
Our data comes both from academia and industry.
Often, academic data sources (grants, scientific publications, conference proceedings) mean early stages of development. While industrial sources (patents, trademarks, news, corporate webs) tend to provide closer to market developments and products. At Linknovate you will find both data source types.
Data sources we aggregate:
You can filter by type of organization:
Timeline to allow for selection of periods of time, from 2010 to present.
Are you looking for companies or universities at a specific location? Select or add (separated by commas) the country(s) you are interested in for viewing geolocation-data only.
When looking for grant awardees, or grant records:
If you want to keep a close eye on a given topic, you can Follow a Query and get personalized updates straight to your inbox, whenever there is something new and relevant to the topic.
Follow a Topic by adding it to your Saved Searches. Just click on the top-right green button
Follow query to get updates, and we will handle the notifications.
Likewise, when conducting Competitors' Research, you can follow a Company or Organization and get notifications whenever there is new activity. Just go to the entity's profile page and add it to your saved searches by clicking in the top-right green button
Follow query to get updates.
You can check any time the queries you have followed by clicking in the top section
Saved Searches. There you will find different cards with all the queries and companies you have saved.
In the same way, you can check the
My Feed section to directly access all the records related to the queries you have previously saved. It is in the top of the page, next to the Saved Searches section. You will find the documents ordered by the date we added them to our database, from the most to the least recent.
Data Analytics is the name we give to the cool graphs and charts you can check in the tab with the same name in the results page.
Data Analyticstab > Click on the graphs > Download.
Generated by analysising the data sources contribution to activity in the topic, and by type of organizations active in the topic.
Generated by analysing the top 1,000 documents using clustering techniques.
Note: Please keep in mind these trend-graph has not necessarily the same shape as the
timeline, which you can check in the search filters (on the left margin), and is based on ALL references. In the
biometric sensors example below, the timeline looks pretty similar:
These graphs are very useful to understand how close to market a topic or technology are. In the left side, we can see the graphs for our example query
biometric sensors. In the right side the query for a
more academic (or further-to-market) topic, such as
It is a qualitative graph which helps the user understand how active is the industry versus academia, and viceversa. When benchmarking it with other queries such as
graphene sensors (right), one can see how industrial have
biometric sensors(left) as a topic became versus the other niche, still taking off in academic circles, and increasingly in small medium enterprises.
Country distribution is an useful indicator, specially when unexpected countries pop up in the top 5 and top 10. It is also usually relevant to check the first European nation in the chart, and whether USA and China posses the first and second seed they usually have.
Linknovate.com provides data on EU European Commission (FP7, H2020), USA (SBIR/STTR, NSF, NASA, DOE) and UK (RCUK) grant programs for public and private funding.
Note: Linknovate provides private funding data (VC deals) and deep patenting activity analysis in our
personalized services (per project). Feel free to contact us to enquiry.
Check the central nodes, or a node in particular to see their collaborations.
Social graph for the most central node, Microsoft.
Social graph for a
hardware-based company, 3M. Partners include mostly other companies, and not as central, when compared to Microsoft. Interestingly, in this topic neither of them have strong ties with universities, except from one collaboration Microsoft-Michigan State Univ
Note: You can check an entity profile for further details on a list of collaborations and its data breakdown.
The table shows the most important
author-annotated keywords and software-extracted keywords in the documents for each of the years in the timeline (2010-present)
In the example below, for
biometric sensors, we can observe that fingerprint biometric sensors have attracted most of the attention, even in recent days. This is consistent with new product releases by tech giants. Other keywords indicate the importance of security and authentication, and encryption methods relating to the topic. In no doubts, it points at its main application of development from 2010 to 2016. It is also a highlight to see biosensor as a top10 keyword for several years in a row.
graphene sensors example below, we can easily observe, on the contrary, that
gas detectors have consistently show as a widely used keyword. Nevertheless, just by looking at 2017 data, one can see that almost all the keywords relate to wearables and smart fabrics.
Note 1: Do not forget you can generate a report with most of these graphs automatically exported into a perfectly casted powerpoint presentation, it takes 1min. Check
Note 2: Linknovate provides further in-depth reporting capabilities to our enterprise clients and to new clients on a project basis. Private funding data (VC deals), deep patenting activity analysis and competitor tracking are provided under our
personalized services. Feel free to contact us to enquiry: email@example.com
Linknovate wants to help you with your Competitor Research. We dramatically reduce your research time (through tons of websites and never-ending excel spreadsheets) by providing you with easy to use tools that allow you to know with whom and how an organization is collaborating with another.
We put within your reach different graphs and visualizations that will allow you to tear down your competitor's strategies at a glance in a direct, easy way to understand. Simply make a search and head straight for our tools.
After making a search, go to the
Data Analytics tab and scroll down until you find the Organization Social Graph. It will show you all the collaborations between the organizations that match your search.
This graph works best in niche topics, where there is not a high number of entities. However, you can isolate the organizations by using the search bar or clicking on the organization logo. The graph will only show the related information.
Hover your mouse over one line to know how many records two organizations have in common and regarding which topics. This is especially useful if you are interested in knowing which fields your competition is innovating.
Go to the profile of the organization you are interested in and click on the
Collaboration tab. There you will find the
Collaboration's Table, which shows a list of organizations that are collaborating with your competitor, and in which topics. The list is sorted by defect by the number of documents they have in common but you can sort it by another criterion such as the type of organization, the organization's name, or even fields of research.
If you want to locate some specific organization in table, you can use the search box in order to go directly to it.
If you click on any of the entities listed, you will be redirected to their profile page. Besides, if you click on the number of documents, you will see all the documents both entities have in collaboration.
One more way of knowing your competitor's collaboration strategy is using the Social Map we provide. You will find it within the Entity's Profile top menu, in the
Social Map tab.
This is a great way of knowing whether your competitor’s strategy is focused in a specific geographical area or if they are betting internationally.
For each organization your competitor is collaborating with, the social map shows you the number of works they have in common and any other companies that may be associated.
Linknovate's approach to Competitor Research represents a paradigm shift and provides superior analysis tools. Our tool is able to compare entities' performance, not only within an specific industry or technology, but also taking into account cross industries.
Linknovate is capable of generating graphs dynamically using all the information you are interested in (that you have previously filtered), aggregating it and showing it in a visual, easy-to-understand way.
Data Insightstab > Scroll down > Find the Comparison section.
When you do a search within an entity profile, Linknovate generates both below visualizations by default, using the search parameters. In the example, we show the graphs automatically generated for an
Artificial Intelligence query within Microsoft's entity profile.
From here on, you can add new topics (keywords) or entities using the search box provided. You will dynamically add them to both graphs; an easy, quick way of creating the graphs you need for your analysis.
Affiliation Comparison by Topics graph represents, in a visual way, the entities' performance since 2010 for the topics you are searching and based on their number of works.
Topic Evolution Comparison graph represents the evolution of an entity's work on a given topic. It shows the number of records issued per year, making it easy to figure out their strategy regarding a specific topic.
As for comparing different topic's evolutions, it is the same process than comparing entities. The platform generates a new graph, above the previous one, that shows the topic's evolution of the entities you want to compare.
Find a Partner is probably our most successful feature and, at the same time, the most complex one. As of 10/2017 we have automated a great deal of this process to streamline it for you. Think of it as Mail Merge for Partner Search.
Connect Experts> Find a Partner > Provide some basic details on your topic of interest (following the form provided) > Submit.
Note: Ask Experts Anything (AEA), also in the tab
Connect Experts is a reduced version of
Find a Partner. AEA allows you to launch a fast call with a specific question to be responded by 2-3 experts.
Find a Partner provides the capability to identify and contact (typically) >500 experts from both companies and research centers, in your domain or topic of interest. You can be as specific as you need to, in fact, being specific allows us to best tailor the identification and contacting phase to bring back responses from the most relevant professionals.
Find a Partner is a semi-automated way to contact relevant experts at scale, and collecting responses from typically 50-90 experts (with typically >15-20% response rate) in less than 4 weeks.
unique non-public insights (which are often impossible to find in published or open data) such as:
We created Ask Experts Anything (AEA) as Find a Partners little brother. It has its own big advantages:
Connect Experts> Ask Experts Anything > Ask a question / ask for particular information on a topic > Submit
AEA is designed for our premium users to gain
unique insight from 2-4 experts (both from academia and the industry) in a particular topic, in less than 4 days.
For our enterprise customers we have a 48h turn around delivery. How we make this happen? - you may ask. Almost magic. In reality is all due to our software and the automation that goes behind it. By the time you launched a query, Linknovate.com scouts hundreds of data sources from its index with +25M references, and +2M organiation profiles.
You can also launch AEA from any of your searches (results page):
You see a full example of the topic
Bituminous Binders Rutting Performance, a civil engineering / materials science topic that a user launched in mid 2017. Full AEA report here.
At Linknovate we are building an ecosystem for science and engineering that makes it easy to identify and contact organizations with relevant technologies, products or services.
Our mission is to help innovators, scientists, and companies with new, cutting-edge technologies to be discovered by the ones in need of their knowledge & technology.
First, you need to check if your company is already identified in our database. Start typing your company in our search box. If we have it, it will appear as a suggested option.
If we have already indexed your company, you can Claim Your Profile. Go to your company’s profile page and claim it. We will contact you soon to verify your identity and give you access to enhance and update your company’s profile.
If we haven’t aggregated your company in Linknovate’s database, you still have the chance to create a brand-new profile.
Go to the Create Your Profile tab and click in the Create It Manually button. Fill the form, add your product/services and submit your company to start getting leads and visibility
We take care of making it visible to the ones searching in your field, you only need to update it with new products and techs to appear higher in our rankings.
Build your Profile is perfect for private companies (particularly small companies and startups) and research groups to market their capabilities. Departments that would benefit the most:
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Generate Report> Select the companies/organizations you want in your report.
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