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Using AI for Corporate Relations Officers

By January 30, 2024No Comments

Corporate Relations officers are extremely busy.  Working with faculty, working with colleges, responding to inbound interest, preparing campus visits, managing relationships, and so much more.  With this heavy workload, often marketing the university for new partnerships is put on a backburner and not enough time is spent on it. 

Securing new corporate affiliate partners to provide research sponsorship is a key objective, yet finding the time to dedicate to this endeavor can be challenging. FirstIgnite addresses this challenge by empowering Corporate Relations Officers to achieve up to 10x the marketing output in the same time frame as before, utilizing artificial intelligence. How?  Read on!

With FirstIgnite’s powerful AI tool, Corporate Relations professionals can swiftly summarize research publications, pinpoint potential corporate affiliate partners, and initiate collaboration with corporate teams instantly. 

How does it work?  Look below:

Let’s say you have a professor working in DNA multiplexing and they have published a paper and are interested in finding companies to sponsor continuation of the research. – first we need to summarize the research so industry gets excited about the opportunity.

Now that we have generated a marketing summary of the paper, including descriptions, problem solved, key advantages and market applications, we understand how to talk about our research and can begin figuring out WHO to talk about our invention with.

Using the same text from the paper, we can quickly identify potential collaborators and their competitors, which creates an exhaustive list of potential partners to focus our marketing efforts on.

Now you know how to talk about your research in terms industry understands and which companies you should focus your marketing efforts on.  What comes next?  Who at those companies should we contact. 

You can identify contacts, with email addresses, of over 265M professionals with FirstIgnite’s AI software.  In the example above, which took less than 5 minutes of time, we’ve generated a marketing summary, identified Twist Bioscience as a potential research partner and found multiple contacts we can introduce the opportunity to.

FirstIgnite enables corporate relations officers to market their universities research portfolio 10x faster than ever before.  By actively marketing your research to targeted partner, you’ll see a significant shift in the number of companies your office is speaking with which will lead to an increase in corporate sponsored research.

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