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Researchably – smarter search, faster research

Research papers are driving biomedical discovery across the globe, with more than 20,000 new articles being published in the life sciences weekly to a growing online community. Data shows that 2.3 million biomedical researchers spend around eight hours per week searching for research papers.

As the volume of material continues to grow, an inevitable challenge is emerging as users sift through ever expanding libraries to find relevant papers. “We’ve seen this process is becoming increasingly difficult,” entrepreneur Przemek Zientala explains. “The number of papers is growing at a staggering rate but the tools available to filter through them have not kept up with the pace.”

Researchably, an innovative solution from three student entrepreneurs at the University of Southampton, is tapping in to cutting-edge AI algorithms to empower users with smarter academic search. The founders have created a biomedical search engine that helps researchers find papers that are truly relevant to them, much faster and more efficiently than currently possible.

“Giving researchers the ability to efficiently find those papers that truly matter to them, we believe, is paramount to accelerating science,” co-founder Mauro Cozzi explains. “With better access to better information, scientists can create better solutions — faster.”

“Behind our search engine sits a powerful set of AI algorithms that actively learn from how researchers search for and pick research papers,” co-founder Maciej Szpakowski adds. “These algorithms learn to predict what papers are relevant to any given individual depending on their background, searching history and preferences, and the experiences of users similar to them.”

Fuelled with ever increasing data, Researchably’s co-founders have designed the technology to grow into a cross-platform digital academic assistant that will set a new standard in academic search efficiency.

Researchably’s search engine is being used by hundreds of researchers every week and the company is running a pilot with one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world. The company is now in the process of developing its next generation of search technology, and is looking to talk to interested biotech and pharma companies.

“We’re always looking for people and companies to partner with as we develop our technology and products,” the co-founders say. “If you’re a biomedical researcher working in academia or industry, and you’re interested in what we do, we’d love to chat about partnering.” You can get in touch with the Researchably team using the contact form on this page.

Acoustical Engineering student Mauro, Geography graduate Przemek and Computer Science student Maciej pitched for their fledgling startup at the on-campus Future Worlds Dragons’ Den event in May 2017 and were pledged £30,000 by investors. In September, they were also boosted by a Catalyst Grant from technology company Digital Science.

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Researchably is a smart search tool for researchers that uses powerful AI algorithms to enable faster and friendlier information discovery. The startup was founded by University of Southampton students Maciej Szpakowski, Przemek Zientala and Mauro Cozzi, and has launched a free browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that will evolve with increasing data into a cross-platform digital academic assistant.

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