Marketplace that connects industry with scientists to bring COVID-19 cures and treatments to people faster
About the Project
I started Halo to connect scientists directly with companies that can help bring their ideas to market faster in any research area. I'd like to use our platform to connect companies working on COVID-19 with our network of scientists who come from 200+ universities across the world.
Halo works just like a job site only companies post RFPs around their research interests and scientists submit research proposals. Here's a live example but in Water Research: www.halocures.com/research/water
The site exists and has users. We're just repurposing it for COVID.
First, we could use engineering and design support. Justin works full-time at Airbnb and can only work on Halo during his off hours.
Second, we need RFPs with technical requirements from companies looking to bring new screening tests, therapeutics, vaccines, masks, etc. for COVID-19.
Since this is a new area for us, we don't have relationships with these companies. Typically the right contact is in External Innovation or R&D at a large company, head of biz dev at a medium sized company or a Chief Science Officer at a smaller company.
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