Connecting Industry
and Academia

FirstIgnite connects universities with companies interested in licensing technology, sponsoring research, leveraging core facilities, corporate philanthropy, and providing experiential learning opportunities.


FirstIgnite is a leader in marketing university research

FirstIgnite helps universities market their research assets to potential industry partners. We currently serve over 50 universities across the globe, connecting their research with industry partners faster than ever before. Our team supports tech transfer, corporate relations, core facilities, and career centers.

How it Works

Identify your Topic

Our team of professionals will work with you to create a tailored marketing campaign that highlights the impressive research from your campus.

Design a Plan

Our team will run a 30 day, hyper-focsed marketing campaign on the topic of your choice. We reach out to an exhaustive list of companies and contacts in order to ensure your research is in front of all potential partners.

Learn from the best

Our clients can expect to have 5 meetings with industry per marketing campaign. Each meeting is with a company that has shown interest in your research and wants to learn about partnership opportunities.

Why FirstIgnite?


Launch a campaign and begin meeting with industry within 7 days.

Service Team

Our team of marketing experts are available to answer your questions.


We can support (and have!) any scientific topic, no matter how niche.


The right partners—across the globe.

Speed up the time it takes to move innovation forward.