After a few short weeks of hard work and creative development with our partners, we’re happy to announce the release of an enhanced search for the Intellectual Asset Inventory or IAI Database. Working in conjunction with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Technology Institute and our friends over at Hydro4GE, the enhanced search of the IAI portal was unveiled early last week at Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, on the campus of East Stroudsburg University.
When first approached, the goal put in place was straightforward: create a user friendly database that each of the 14 participating higher education centers could pool and cull information concerning biolife resources, initiatives and research. To that end, Geoff Speicher and Hydro4GE used their product Pario to start us off with a smooth, customized database. This allows the user to easily navigate the considerable amount of information currently referenced between the institutions (1,000 faculty members, 630 pieces of equipment, 78 facilities, 394 presentations and 502 publications). The end result was a clean, concise site that provides a gateway for regional schools and private enterprise to share research and resources with the bio-tech industry.