Visible Legacy Navigator

Make connections faster

Creating an interactive online map of academic innovations to speed scouting for new technology and collaborators.

Step 1: Search

Start by searching across academic innovations.  You can quickly search by people’s names, projects, and keywords. Then refine your seach with powerful facet filters. Click to try an example search.

Step 2: Explore

Use Navigator’s powerful interactive navigation to quickly explore relationships within your selected interest.  Easily identify the best technology fit and innovations in your field. Click to see an example Map.

Step 3: Connect

Drill into any person, project, or organization to reveal background, publications, technology licenses, patents, web links, and related connections. Click to see an example Detail.

Connecting Technology Scouts to Breakthrough Innovations

Visible Legacy's mission is to speed the translation of academic research into real-world solutions. Our proprietary machine intelligence algorithms gather information from public academic websites and then our site presents it to Technology Scouts in an online interactive portal called Visible Legacy Navigator(tm). Navigator lets users follow the story of innovation, making connections more quickly to resources and knowledge, helping Technology Scouts find suitable technology and expert teams faster.


Visible Legacy Navigator shows the network of collaborators and how they are related by projects and within organizations. Our online interactive site offers a map view, a detail view, filtering, and powerful search. The map enables you to browse from node to node following your inquiry and explore the "in between" information that offers context to help you make sense of innovations. The rich data and links directly to sources offers you the opportunity to explore around the news and find the perfect fit. Explore Navigator.

Sign up for a Pro Account

Register for a free Navigator Pro Account to save favorite topics and searches and to post to the Community Forum. Or upgrade to a Premium account. Learn More.


For university licensing organizations, grant makers, academic departments and researchers, we offer embeddable map widgets which may be added to your website to help you communicate the context of emerging innovations to help your audience understand the impact. Learn more.


How it works

This video example from our Blog shows you an overview of Visible Legacy Navigator in use.

Sponsor Visible LegacyHelp advance the translation of innovations from academic research to global solutions. Your donation will help us scale up by expanding content, infrastructure, features, and enable us to continue to offer Navigator free to users.

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Use Everywhere to Communicate Innovation

If you are a technology transfer professional, news service or department administrator responsible for communicating emerging innovations to industry, Visible Legacy elements can be used in your website to speed sharing and understanding of your content.

Licensing Officer
Visible Legacy Widgets let my Office of Technology Licensing communicate our innovations to industry.  Adding the visual and interactive elements in our web page lets users find related innovations faster.
News Publisher
Grant managers can use Visible Legacy Navigator to show stakeholders the impact of funding measured in follow-on grants, projects, papers, patents, disclosures for license, and startups.
University Professor
As Department Chair, Visible Legacy lets me communicate our new innovations to our industrial partners. I can also use the maps to connect the dots for our research funders, showing the results of grants and what the laboratories are known for.