Open Innovation and Business Networking Platform

  IIDI worked with The Technology Club to develop an online business and innovation networking platform which matches Technology Exploiters with Technology Suppliers.

The company now has a working version of the base system delivering a functioning database and secure on‐line web interface capable of capturing, browsing, searching and displaying technology innovation offerings to bring providers and exploiters together. Privacy controls and contact functions have been implemented to provide a user-customised level of anonymity while supporting user engagement. A system wide hierarchical access system supports required moderator and admin functions.
The company can now collect real data and demonstrate the platform to users to drive interest and ultimately involvement. Additional functionality has been identified for future development to enhance the platform.


This project was supported under the SFC Innovation Voucher scheme.

  • Start Date:

    23 April 2012

  • End Date:

    25 June 2012

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Scottish Funding Council

  • Value:

    £4991

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