Pairing Business
with Science

Businesses use scientific experts that have specific knowledge and can advise on suitable methods, equipment, data and materials. QuestPair enables companies to find suitable experts around the globe, while empowering scientists and universities to create impact through projects and collaborations.

We’d love to learn about which services on QuestPair could benefit you. If you have a few minutes to spare, please click the button below to answer a short questionnaire to help us create a better online platform.

Why QuestPair?

Significant demand for scientific expertise

New technologies are increasingly multidisciplinary and require experts with different backgrounds to collaborate. As a result, businesses around the world often outsource project roles to scientists and engineers within research organisations and universities. QuestPair makes it easier to find the most suitable experts with a dedicated global platform.

To help create
a better world

The world needs a plethora of new technologies to achieve a sustainable development addressing climate change, food security, healthcare, pollution, infrastructure resilience, and many other global challenges. QuestPair aims to encourage and help companies that work to make the world a better place, fostering the collaboration with researchers around the globe.

For Business and Science

Startup company owner

CEO of a biotech company

Goals:

  • Find consultants to advise on scientific methods, data, materials and equipment
  • Get independent reviews on plans and technology

Businesses can find experts on QuestPair, or post requests to which scientists and engineers can apply with proposals. It is possible to require experts to sign a non-disclosure agreement before they view confidential information.

Scientist

Post-doctoral researcher working at university

Goals:

  • Find projects to apply research commercially
  • Start new collaborations
  • Apply for research funding with commercial partners

Browse cases and problems posted by businesses and apply your expertise to propose ideas and solutions. It is also possible to invite other scientists to apply or collaborate.

University professor

Group leader in physical chemistry

Goals:

  • Connect with industry and obtain new research ideas
  • Start consultancy projects
  • Find partners to commercialise research output

Directly find calls and search for suitable partners on QuestPair to develop your research ideas

University manager

Dealing with requests from industry

Goals:

  • Licensing university patents
  • Finding suitable scientists to help with industry requests

Suggest suitable experts from your university and support them on QuestPair by taking part in negotiations, agreements, payments and other matters.

Experienced Engineer

Working in an academic environment

Goal:

  • Finding consultancy projects to fund research.

Browse questions from industry and provide advise as a consultant

Team leader in industry

Product development of smart polymers

Goals:

  • Start innovative projects with leading research groups
  • Obtain unbiased reviews from the best experts

Post your case on Questpair and enable reliable experts from top universities & research institutions to apply

Structural engineer

Freelance consultant who just obtained a PhD

Goals:

  • Generate personal income through consultancy projects

Directly apply your unique engineering skills directly to address real demand.

R&D manager

Within a large company

Goals:

  • Obtain scientific input for product development
  • Find scientific consultants to review research ideas

Describe your topics of interest on QuestPair, publicly or privately. You can also browse the experts on QuestPair and invite them to projects.

Equipment manager from University

Responsible for equipment sharing

Goals:

  • Enabling companies to find and use university resources such as equipment and other facilities

Enable scientists to directly suggest equipment to companies, potentially within an industry-funded research project

A global matching platform
for companies, scientists,
and universities ...

Companies can post cases describing their issues or scientific needs and indicating a budget. In turn, scientists and engineers can propose consultancy or contract research projects and suggest equipment, data and materials to use. QuestPair offers build-in messaging functionalities and options to facilitate secure payments. We are in constant touch with the research and business communities and continue developing new functionalities.

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Step 1: A client posts a case

A company, organisation or other client posts their scientific needs on QuestPair. Cases can either be public or private (invitation only). It is also possible to add an NDA.
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Step 2: A scientific expert applies with proposal

Scientific experts propose ideas, methods, equipment, data and materials to use. It is possible to apply to cases alone or as a team., or to suggest and recommend other experts to apply.
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Step 3: Add collaborators

Find collaborators on QuestPair to join your team and proposal. You can also invite scientists from outside QuestPair to join.
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Step 4: Negotiation

In this phase, clients can review proposals and invite applicants to negotiate the terms and conditions including payments together with the applicant(s). If the outcome is positive, the project can start.
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Step 5: Secure payments

The money will be transferred by the client to an escrow account before the project starts. Upon agreement between the parties, funds may be released at the start, upon reaching milestones, or at the end of the project.
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Step 6: Project starts

Start of the project. It will be possible to set milestones and track progress on the project page, as well as monitoring the project payments. The parties (clients, scientists, universities) can also communicate and send files directly via chat during the project.
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Step 7: Final payments

Before the end of the project, final payments for the project will be released by the client.
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Step 8: Project is finished

When the project is completed, the client and scientific expert can rate their experiences.
Funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
QuestPair received SME instrument Phase I funding
from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research
and innovation programme under grant agreement No 876127

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