Academic Connect – Industry meets Academia: Bounty
2018 GovHack award winning Academic Connect is a project that uses data to predict business entities most likely to require assistance with research. Addressing the lack of collaboration between Governments, universities and industry and to encourage innovation, the application would use intellectual property data to identify those businesses most likely to benefit from engaging research and seek to build a community around this platform.
Academic Connect won the Federal Government's Industry meets Academia : Bounty.
The application used the following data:
- Science Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016
- GovHack 2018 data – IP Australia
- USC Information page
Research collaboration allows for more timely achievement of industry benefits associated with improved products and services. Further, it supports the advancement of social and economic outcomes through fostering innovation.