The online platform to access and share scientific content will join the Plug and Play program, in Sunnyvale, and depart for California in early April.
Luxembourg, March 27, 2014 – MyScienceWork, The communication platform for scientists and a growing international community of researchers, announced that its executive team will be joining the Californian Incubator for three months.
MyScienceWork is a unique platform combining access to millions of research-related publications, a social media and a community of tens of thousands of scientists. After releasing its official platform in September 2013, the company has worked on growing its database of scientific content and establishing its community in every discipline and country. Now ready to tackle the US market, the MyScienceWork executive team will join the Plug and Play incubator in April 2014.
Plug and Play Tech Center is a business accelerator that specializes in growing tech startups. With its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, the incubator will allow MyScienceWork to establish new partnerships with universities and corporate partners.
“The approach to research and communication in the US is quite different than in Europe. Our goal is to open a branch of MyScienceWork, to create new partnerships and to meet VCs,” says MyScienceWork CEO Virginie Simon enthusiastically. “This Is very exciting and Silicon Valley is the perfect place for that, as it is such a rich ecosystem of universities and innovative companies.”
Co-founder Tristan Davaille adds, “After a second round of fundraising in Europe to launch our premium offer, we will seek to raise funds with American VCs to expand our activity at the international level.”
MyScienceWork (www.mysciencework.com) is a unique platform to access tens of millions of scientific publications, researcher profiles and scientific content, job offers, and events. Dedicated to facilitating access to research results MyScienceWork was created in 2010 in Paris by two young entrepreneurs with complementary backgrounds: Virginie Simon, researcher in nanotechnology against cancer and Tristan Davaille, a financial engineer. Having built a solid community of researchers and lovers of science and forged partnerships with important institutions, the company launched its site www.mysciencework.com in September 2013. With the aim of internationalizing its activities, MyScienceWork set up operations first in Luxembourg, then in California, while maintaining its branch in Paris, France. MyScienceWork consists of a team of 15 people. Its core objective is to give broad access to research‐related information to untargeted markets through digital tools and professional social media.
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