Patents

Business Networking
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A method of networking interested business participants, the method including permitting any one of a prospective Service provider, a prospective Investor and a prospective Business (SIB’s) to upload their profile details on a database, receiving profile details from the registering SIB’s onto a database, the profile details including any one or more of country of operation of the SIB, focus industry of the SIB, amount of investment requested in the event of a Business, type of funding requested in event of a Business, the amount offered in event of an Investor, type of funding offered in the event of an Investor, a data velocity indicator, a data freshness indicator; correlating two sets of profile details and generating a correlation factor corresponding to the match between the two sets of profile details and suggesting to any one of the prospective Service provider, the prospective Investor and the prospective Business that the other of the prospective Service provider, the prospective Investor and the prospective Business should be networked with the former if the correlation factor exceeds a predefined minimum.

Innovation Management
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An innovation management system, which includes a database of networked members, each of the networked members being associated with a pre-defined user profile, a user interface operable to receive inputs from a member and to display selected outputs to a member, a campaigns module onto which campaigns can be defined, a campaign being defined as a call to networked members to submit ideas for a particular context defined by the campaign, and an ideas module onto which ideas can be loaded, the ideas selectively being associated with a pre-defined campaign.