Researchably is the latest research tool to receive up to £25K from the prestigious Catalyst Grant, courtesy of Digital Science – the technology company responsible for helping the global research community work smarter and discover more.

The new tool gives students and researchers instant access to millions of resources, within seconds, all on one platform. In a world where over 50K new research papers are published each week, finding relevant ones is challenging, despite advances in digital technology – until now.

With the average researcher spending over six hours a week searching for research resources, millions of hours are being unnecessarily wasted – time that could be better spent carrying out actual science research instead. This problem is fuelled by an increasingly disconnected landscape of research outputs and a lack of personalized search services. By understanding how research outputs relate, and how researchers interact with them, Researchably aims to turn information overload from a problem to a solution. In turn, it also aims to help open up science to the wider community.

So far, Researchably has indexed over 70M research resources (papers, patents, clinical trial records, blogs, etc.).

The three Southampton University students that founded the company include Argentinian acoustical engineering student Mauro Cozzi, Polish geography graduate Przemek Zientala, and Maciej Szpakowski – a Polish final year computer science student and full-stack developer.

Co-Founder of Researchably Przemek Zientala comments on the award:

“Winning the Catalyst Grant was a significant milestone for our team. It will help us realise our vision of user-centric scientific search. Ultimately, this will bring us one step closer to our goal – making the discovery of new research easier than ever before. We are very much looking forward to establishing a strong relationship with Digital Science!”

Steve Scott, Director of Portfolio Development at Digital Science and one of the Catalyst Grant judges said:

“Researchably is a very exciting tool for the research community – it’s already having an impact, and we hope the award of this grant will help build on the great work done to date.

“Twice a year we open the Catalyst Grant to applications from all over the world – and each year we receive more applications. The people best positioned to know what innovations are needed are researchers themselves – but it’s incredibly hard for those with an idea to secure early-stage funding – finding investors who understand the research market is a challenge, meaning many potentially successful ideas remain just that, ‘ideas’. That’s exactly why we created the Catalyst Grant – our financial support, alongside our advice makes a real difference.”

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About the Catalyst Grant from Digital Science

Digital Science, the organisation that revealed how Brexit would cost the UK’s research and evidence market a whopping £1 billion, has created an innovation-friendly environment for anyone with an early stage idea that could impact global research, it’s called the Catalyst Grant. Twice a year anyone with an idea that could improve research can apply for up to £25K ($30K) and if awarded, they will receive incubator-type support from market-leading experts to help create their product and get it into the hands of the people who need it most.

About Researchably

For more information about Researchably visit www.researchably.com.

Previous Awardees

Previous awardees of the grant include TetraScience (Boston, USA) – a mission control for research and development designed to accelerate scientific discovery by enhancing productivity;  Figures (New York, USA) – a workflow solution to manage figure data including creation, tracking, editing and discussion – all on one platform; HackScience (London, UK) – a platform enabling scientists to create, share and control open and affordable lab automation tools; Nutonian (Boston, USA) an AI modeling engine that analyses vast amounts of structured data billions of times per second to build the most accurate and actionable models.

See full list of awardees here.

How to apply

If you’re a researcher with an idea, or even if you are new to research but want to challenge yourself to come up with an idea that would impact the research and evidence industry, you can apply for the Catalyst Grant before 31st December 2017 here.