Frequently Asked Questions
What is InnovationDock?
InnovationDock is a direct access platform for entrepreneurs, executives, licensing & business development professionals, and investors from companies, universities, public/private research & clinical institutions, and investment firms to find the best partnerships for their R&D, business development, and investment objectives in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, technologies, manufacturing, digital health, and more.
What is the cost to join InnovationDock?
Joining InnovationDock is FREE at this time. When there is a change in pricing, we will inform you at least 30 days prior to its going in effect.
What innovation areas does InnovationDock cover?
InnovationDock covers innovations in science, technology, engineering, and medicine that may transform human health solutions.
I want to offer my institution’s innovations for external partnering. How may InnovationDock help me?
Open an Innovation Provider account. Summarize your innovations, attach supplemental materials, and post them for all Innovation Seekers to see. Our search/match engine will automatically find Requests For Proposal (RFPs) that match your innovations. You may save your favorite RFPs and contact innovation seekers of interest through internal messaging.
I am seeking external innovations in specific areas on behalf of my institution. How may InnovationDock help me?
Open an Innovation Seeker account. Create your RFPs that specify your innovation needs, and post them for all Innovation Providers to see. Our search/match engine will automatically find innovations that match your RFP criteria. You may save your favorite innovations and contact innovation providers of interest through internal messaging.
May I create private search queries? How may I use them?
Yes. In addition to posting your innovations and/or RFPs for all your potential partnering candidates to see, you may create and save private search queries within your account. These queries are only visible to you, and you may use them to look for emerging innovation in your future areas of interest. Our search/match engine will automatically find innovations or RFPs that match your search criteria.
I have an Innovation Provider account. May I see innovations posted by other Innovation Providers?
With an Innovation Provider account, you may only see RFPs posted by Innovation Seekers. If you wish to see innovations provided by other Innovation Providers, open an Innovation Seeker account.
I have an Innovation Seeker account. May I see RFPs posted by other Innovation Seekers?
With an Innovation Seeker account, you may only see innovations posted by Innovation Providers. If you wish to see RFPs provided by other Innovation Seekers, open an Innovation Provider account.
How many innovations and RFPs may I post?
You may post up to 50 innovations in your Innovation Provider account and up to 50 RFPs in your Innovation Seeker account.
How will my posts and saved search queries find matches when new innovations and RFPs are added to InnovationDock?
Your posted innovations/RFPS and private search queries are matched automatically with the newly added entries in InnovationDock by our search/match engine. You will see these matches upon opening your innovations/RFP/saved query lists.
I want to offer my institution’s innovations for external partnering AND seek external innovations on behalf of my institution. How may InnovationDock help me?
Open an Innovation Provider AND an Innovation Seeker account.
May I post or upload confidential subject matter on InnovationDock?
No. InnovationDock requires you to post or upload ONLY NON-CONFIDENTIAL content in your innovations, RFPs, search queries, and messaging. InnovationDock does not monitor confidentiality of your content, and is not responsible for exposure of confidential subject matter from your posting or uploading anywhere on the InnovationDock website.
How may I contact InnovationDock when I have a question or want to report abuse of the InnovationDock website?
You may contact us through a chat message (at bottom right of your screen) or the contact form (link in the page footer).
Does InnovationDock share my personal information with third parties?
No. We take your privacy seriously, and do not share your personal information with third parties outside the InnovationDock website.
Are their commercial advertisements on the website?
No. We value the quality of your InnovationDock website experience. There are no commercial advertisements on the website.