INSIGHT ACADEMIA: BE RELEVANT, VISUALIZE IT.

 

Nowadays, we are not facing the problem of the lack of scientific innovation but, instead, we are dealing with the challenge of being aware and fully updated on what is going on in the scientific panorama.

The challenge

People of academia are facing the new challenge of the internationalization of the scientific knowledge, which has shifted scientific knowledge from being locally based to globally based. The total number of scientific publications is increasing yearly, and scientific knowledge is spreading through various sources – scientific journals, public and private databases, universities, individuals, and social networks. These changes are making difficult for anyone to be fully updated on the newest scientific trends, as well as identify the scientists leading the innovation, even though all the information needed is already present in the web. Nowadays, we are not facing the problem of the lack of scientific innovation but, instead, we are dealing with the challenge of being aware and fully updated on what is going on in the scientific panorama.

The solution
By using Insight Academia’s search engine, the user has the possibility to search for any scientific topic (e.g., biology, informatics, healthcare, …) or word (e.g., a specific gene mutation, any machine learning algorithm, diabetes, …) and visualize the results of the research as a network of entities (including people, articles, universities), instead of a conventional list of results. Insight Academia can visualize multiple kinds of networks: networks of scientists, networks of scientists clustered by cities, networks of universities, and networks of scientific papers.


The team
Insight Academia is led by Parid Doksani, M.Sc. student in Business Administration in Innovation and Healthcare at Copenhagen Business School and Agzam Idrissov, Ph.D. student at the Engineering Systems Division, Management Engineering Department, Technical University of Denmark, but soon also Andreas Harmuth a B.Sc. student in IT from DTU, Lars R. Olsen an associate professor at DTU bioinformatics and Will Wright, investment manager at Accelerace, will join the team.

The vision
Insight Academia wants to be a unique search engine able to visualize what is hidden in the scientific panorama. However, in the academic world, there are a lot of other not met needs. To meet these needs, Insight Academia aims at being something more than that. By transforming Insight Academia in a scientific social network and keeping at the same time the search engine functionality, we believe we can do something that others are unable to do.

Meet the Insight Academia team next 27th of September, during our Entrepreneurial Day 2018!

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