How it works for Universities


  • Plug in elements for Technolgy Publisher let TTOs add lists of related technologies and links to maps
  • Corporate Partnering and Ventures groups can use widgets and Navigator to rapidly communicate expertise
  • Links and widgets to help PIs communicate to stakeholders can be easily added to Profiles
  • Maps, search results, and linked public content lets your potential collaborators and licensees see the context of an invention and find related technologies quickly
  • Navigator shows inventors, organizations, and similar projects for respective technologies. Navigator pages Link back to the TTO Technology Publisher site
  • Help your potential licensee understand the technology roadmap for upcoming technologies


Use Visible Legacy Navigator to communicate the context of available technologies and help potential licensees find a technology fit faster.

Visible Legacy compiles a "graph map of academic research" offered as an online information search and navigation web portal called Navigator. Aimed at industry technology licensing officers and corporate tech scouts, the map metaphor is faster than list search since it delivers pre-conneced relevant data (it literally connects the dots).

People and projects are presented in a connected network surrounded by the context of organizations, grants, published works, patents, innovations, news. Interactive timelines, keywords, and summaries work with the map to allow users to search, filter and explore the ecosystem, browse conveniently linked online documents, and find innovations and collaborators that fit their strategic needs.

Navigator is offered free to users through the support of sponsors interested in accelerating the translation of university research to industry.

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Technology Transfer Offices

Many University Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) publish an RSS Feed of technologies that are available for license. Visible Legacy can read these feeds and snap the inventions into our knowledge graph and link them to the people, grants, papers, organizations and patents that give potential licensees the "context" to quickly universtand and navigate the development ecosystem.

We offer "script tags" that let your Inteum Admin or tech transfer website developer easily add links to the respective maps in Navigator and we link back. This allows your potential licensee to quickly see the context of the invention and follow their need to find a fit faster.

We have another script tag option that adds a list of related technologies right into your Technology Publisher. These links let your user navigate around your site and keep them on your site longer to find a larger portfolio of interest.

For top-level display, you can add a large map of all available technologies and let your user navigate by organization.

Corporate Partnering and Industrial Affiliates

As University revenue from Corporate Partnerships grow, Visible Navigator can be a visual and interactive tool to communicate the ecosystem surrounding new technologies. Navigator presents the process of innovation over time and shows the collaboration of people and prior success. Your TTO can help your Corporate Partnering team create targeted widgets to show maps around Departments, Centers, or keywords.

Academic Profiles

Visible Legacy captures the public information from faculty profiles. Your Profiles website developer can easily add a technologies list or interactive widget to the profile template. This gives potential licensees and collaborators the context of a PIs work to speed the discussions of fit.

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