Flexible Knowledge Sharing
Short consultations, long-term projects or permanent employment
SMEs can use Intelast to establish informal or formal relationships with PhD-level experts within any subject on which they require advice or insight. We search through our contacts to find experts that are able and willing to help with real business problems.
Access valuable expertise to inform your decisions
Simple – Inexpensive – Effective
SMEs planning to launch a new product, enter unfamiliar markets or gain strategic advantage can access invaluable expertise and advice from the academic world at manageable cost and with flexible commitment.
Connecting unique expertise to real world problems
PhD students are typically at the cutting edge of their field and can use Intelast to generate additional income, gain useful experience and further their knowledge through engagement with real-life business issues in which their knowledge is directly applicable.
Intelast facilitates knowledge sharing between Start-Ups/SMEs and PhD students
How it Works
For many start-ups and SMEs, accessing the expertise they require can be prohibitively expensive and time consuming. From intellectual property law to social media marketing, many business owners require an overview or advice on a specific subject, but cannot afford to make use of professional service providers or consultancies, and do not have the time to conduct independent research.
SMEs can use Intelast to establish informal or formal relationships with experts within any subject on which they require advice or insight. We ensure that each member of our network is educated to at least PhD level at a leading academic institution, and leverage this talent pool to find experts that are able and willing to help with real business problems. Our global network currently consists of more than 1,000 research students.
On connecting with an expert, SMEs can arrange one-off consultations, temporary projects or longer-term engagements through which the business can benefit from expert insight on the problem or subject in question. Mandates could include technical translations, research projects or market evaluations – the consistent theme is simply that these are mutually beneficial to students and companies.
Our aim is to keep the service as low-cost, efficient and flexible as possible and we therefore charge no fees and have no involvement beyond that which is required. Where necessary, we do provide standard documents (e.g. NDA, consulting contract, IP ownership agreement) to facilitate engagements as well as guidance on how to run projects most effectively.
Intelast has been specifically designed to provide budget-constrained organisations with access to essential expertise that would otherwise be unobtainable. As such, the service offers the following key benefits:
Low Cost: Requests do not incur any processing or connection fees. Payment for any work undertaken is arranged directly with the expert that we introduce.
High Quality: We verify that all of our candidates are currently undertaking, or have recently completed, PhD programmes within leading academic institutions.
Flexible: Using Intelast does not bind you to long-term commitments. Engagement may be in the form of one-off consultations, ongoing research or permanent employment.
Easy to Use: You simply submit a request, we do the work and, if we find someone able and willing to help you, we will make the introduction.
To benefit from connecting with our network, please submit your contact details and a short project brief via the link below:
We will be in touch soon after you submit a request and will endeavour to connect you with a relevant expert.
If you are looking for opportunities to apply expertise developed through a PhD, please submit your details via the link below:
In order to connect you with any relevant opportunities, we will be in touch soon after you submit your details.