Can #altmetrics and other online tools play a role in deal flow?
Can #altmetrics play a role in deal flow?
- I agree with David. You have to be more proactive than just looking at tech transfer websites. Ultimately, there’s relationship building involved in the process. It still involves people.
- That being said, I think there is utility in online tools.
- After putting together the above piece, I came across these articles related to, "Can Tweets Predict Citations?"
- Interesting concept; using Twitter and other social media to pinpoint research that is relevant to your interests.
- In August 2011, The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an article on the top 100 universities in biggest gains in federal funding for R&D in sciences and engineering for the period 1999-2009. The University of Louisville ranked fourth on that list with an increase of 263.1% over the decade.We have a story to get out. One way? "KNODE & the University of Louisville Announce Partnership: New site links UofL experts to world"
- KNODE is an online tool. Appeering is a tool. Twitter is a tool. LinkedIn can be, too. All are ways to tap into networks of people.
- Then comes the human element.
- I'm also interested in exploring whether "crowdfunding" can be built into this type of networking for university assets.
- Can you use online tools to target research to interested persons? Say, for example, university alumni? Or foundations?
- Petridish, iAMscientist, Microryza and the #SciFund Challenge; crowdfund nuggets of interesting research that might lead to a Quadrant 1 classic biotech startup– typical "roll-up-your-sleeves venture creation around academic science or a whiteboard concept."Then match that startup to the right team. People.
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