Search and Navigate
The Navigator Home page has a familiar topic search box. You can select to search by type (People, Organizations, Grants, Technologies, Papers, Patents).
There are bubuttons preset for NIH and NSF Grants and Inteum Technology Publisher technologies.
Navigator Facet Search lets you filter to refine the results using filters for type, by text search, by Organization affiliation, individual investigators by name, and/or feed source.
From the list of results, click on the Title to open the Detail Page overview for that topic and use the View Map button.
Discover and Explore
Within the maps you can follow the story of innovation over time and through interconnections. The elements of the Overview map interact: the map of linked topics, the timeline showing the same topics in time, and the sidebar tabs showing "card" summaries of the topics and keywords. You can double-click a node to re-enter the map on that topic, or click a Title to navigate to that topic. The tabs are color coded as a key to the node types.
Find Fit and Connect
You can "read around" a topic by following the links to online papers, patents, innovation disclosures, and news. Often the co-authors or the connected projects lead to "in between" innovators or the most recent discoveries that are a closer fit to your needs. The curated links in the topic cards allow you to quickly jump to the innovator's public web page and contact information. You can capture the weblink of interesting technologies with a button-click and stave them into your IP workflow and easily share with colleagues.
If you register for a free account you can save favorite technology URLs, save searches, download search results to Excel and set and save various user preferences.
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