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FirstIgnite’s advanced analytics capabilities make it easy to track the maturity of different technology areas, identify key partnerships and collaborations, and uncover the researchers, companies, and institutions that are driving the industry forward.

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Get data that you won’t find anywhere else. We provide you with a comprehensive view of the latest inventions and patents related to your search. Whether you’re looking for cutting-edge research or patentable ideas, FirstIgnite has the curated data you need right at your fingertips.

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Success Stories


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How Corporate Collaboration Helps Hospitals Save Lives Beyond Their Walls: MaineHealth

January 23, 2023
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system. It consists of nine local health systems, a…
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The Importance of Corporate and Academic Collaboration: Whirlpool Corporation

January 2, 2023
Whirlpool Corporation leads the world in home appliance manufacturing and marketing. The Fortune 500 company…
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How Academic Relationships Help Corporations Solve Pressing World Issues: Corgan

December 15, 2022
Corgan is a leading architecture and design firm with a user‑centered approach and deep technical…

What Our Customers Say

Identifying the right expertise when we can’t solve a problem internally is tough and slows our progress. Our academic expert conversations have been fruitful; a compliment to FirstIgnite for connecting us. We are now moving forward with formal partnerships for design and fabrication.

Chris HartnettAdvanced Development, Whirlpool