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Benefits of working with academics

Benefits of working with Smart Tribe

How it works?

Unique Talent

We are computer scientists, mathematicians, neurologists, physicists and many other specialists available for permanent positions, freelance work and to provide expert hours

The Challenge

Perceived lack of talent

Hiring managers find it challenging to evaluate scientists

Companies ask for too broad expertise

Companies do not know how to match talent to the problems they have

Low retention rate

Many companies don't value or understand the PhD qualifications

What are the benefits of hiring academics?

There is a wealth of untapped talent emerging from academia that can solve companies’ problems, help to beat the competition, make new products your customers love and attain those sales targets.

They have a creative bend of mind since they are trained to work with a problem-solving approach. Every academic need to write research papers, read a vast body of literature and come up with new concepts

They have studied for years complex techniques and systems ready to be applied in real-life situations

Which make them fantastic product managers and enable them to work across different functions and areas—from R&D, product development, compliance, to management and data science. Their skills are extremely useful in managing complex projects, controlling expenditures, ensuring timely completion of work and achieving required results.

Academic researchers live and breath data. Setting up and testing hypotheses involves collecting, cleaning, manipulating and analysing data of different types and different sizes to answer questions and communicate the story that the data hides.

Academics gain valuable experience by working with companies while in academia in order to secure data or use corporate labs. This can be confusing for companies that are used to understanding “work experience” as a position held in another company.

Big tech companies allow their employees to take some time off (fully paid) in order to work on their own “things”. Eventually, the company benefits greatly from it as most of the new products and services are inspired by researchers’ ideas that they have experimented with before.

Academics work for many years on solving problems and keep improving for the better good. It is in their DNA to make the world a better place and work with great integrity

They have lived through the benefits of diversity first-hand.

  • Diverse ways of thinking 
  • Industry experience
  • Project management 
  • Teamwork and communication skills 
  • Commercial acumen 
  • Leadership skills 
  • Organisational skills
  • Client-facing skills 
  • Strategic thinking
  • Legal & regulatory aspects 
  • Current Industry Trends 
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset 
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Information management 
  • Time management

  • Application scientist
  • Business dev manager
  • Clinical trials pm
  • Competitive intelligence analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Industry research scientist
  • Intellectual property manager
  • Management consultant
  • Market research analyst
  • Medical science liaison
  • Patent agent
  • Product manager
  • Regulatory affairs administrator
  • Research analyst in VC firm
  • Research project manager
  • Science public policy adviser
  • Scientific consultant
  • Technical sales specialist
  • Technical writer
  • Tech assessment manager
  • Tech transfer officer

Benefits of working with Smart Tribe

Thanks to Smart Tribe’s industry-friendly profiles companies are able to shortlist candidates much faster and more accurately. This is the first time scientists show their expertise and experience relevant for the commercial world

Smart Tribe is the only place in the world bringing the brightest minds like mathematicians, neurologists, computer scientists, rocket scientists, physicists and many other experts to find data science solutions to industry problems. Smart Tribe is the goldmine of new data science talent.

Smart Tribe is the only place where industry-friendly profiles allow scientists to show their real-life problem solving skills. It saves companies lots of time and money on retaining people who will be hired for jobs they will love

We offer full privacy for premium users and you do not need to worry about your search history

We encourage full flexibility of collaboration between academia and industry: permanent, freelance and remote

Global reach with inclusive approach of academics and companies coming from different backgrounds and locations

Smart Tribe team is a mix of computer scientists and tech industry managers with 20 years of professional experience - we understand your challenges very well, we've been there before...

How it works?

Step 1

View free profiles and tech descriptions

Have a look for free at many examples of academics available now and free library of new tech coming from scientific research

Step 2

Join the Tribe

...and become member of the academia and industry global community. Have access to hundreds of unique scientists. No hidden fee for engaging specialists for consulting and expert hours​

Step 3

Benefit from your membership

…tell the community how great it is to work at your organisation, ask questions and get smart answers and ideas, give feedback to others, become a mentor, follow recent trends in new tech and read scientific research explained in plain English, share your story, take part in webinars solving industry problems and many more benefits from becoming part of Smart Tribe​

Success stories

Customer: Global semiconductor manufacturer
Problem: Our customer had an urgent need to cut down production costs. Following many months cutting down the cost of production including playbook actions like relocating production to cheaper locations, shrinking budget for additional services, slimming down the workforce, outsourcing parts of R&D, our customer was still not satisfied with their efforts. Their customers are putting on massive price reduction pressure, while at the same time demanding more advanced and sophisticated products which need investment in R&D, and on a very short deadline. They realised that with their current efforts they are only scratching the surface and need a far more radical solution.

How we helped: We suggested to turn to science and connected them to a scientist working on new applications for their industry using different materials. The company started to collaborate with the researcher using the expert hours option but eventually offered the researcher a full-time job and built a team of similar specialists around him. His new technology revolutionised the company approach to manufacturing its core products and saved them millions.
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Customer: European cybersecurity company
Problem: Police across European countries were tasked with managing and processing enormous amounts of data of crime involving youth. The information had to be shared across countries and the police had to act on it accordingly. Our client was put in charge to build a platform to manage and process images from different sources such as social media, CCTV cameras, news, and so on. The company already had a strong analytics team, but it struggled to make sense of such an enormous amount of data. It became impossible for the policemen to review this data manually and make decisions about what crime was committed and who was involved.

How we helped: Our customer needed to create a team of data scientists to make sense of that data. They searched through our tech descriptions (Blitzcards) and found a few potential ideas on how to solve the problem. They hired an expert who knew the solution and a team to help the police understand not only the who, how and when of the crime but also when it might potentially happen again.
INSPIRED BY
Customer: Major UK retailer
Problem: Our customer owns over 300 retail stores in the UK, and the majority of the sales are of food. The pricing pressure from customers, increasing competition, and rising costs of transportation in the UK forced our customer to find a new solution to optimise the stores and look for savings without sacrificing the quality of the services, products, and customer support. A massive amount of data about customer spending habits, products, suppliers, and the activities of the customer’s stores across the different regions of the country and seasons was collected to deeply understand the stores’ activities and how that could be improved.

How we helped: Our customer found several tech solutions for better food management in stores, and experts familiar with those solutions were contacted. The experts first they worked on a consulting project and, eventually, the expert was hired on a permanent basis to continue the store optimisation project, which was turned into an ongoing process of the retailer’s activities.
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Global semiconductor manufacturer
Problem: Our customer had an urgent need to cut down production costs. Following many months cutting down the cost of production including playbook actions like relocating production to cheaper locations, shrinking budget for additional services, slimming down the workforce, outsourcing parts of R&D, our customer was still not satisfied with their efforts. Their customers are putting on massive price reduction pressure, while at the same time demanding more advanced and sophisticated products which need investment in R&D, and on a very short deadline. They realised that with their current efforts they are only scratching the surface and need a far more radical solution.

How we helped: We suggested to turn to science and connected them to a scientist working on new applications for their industry using different materials. The company started to collaborate with the researcher using the expert hours option but eventually offered the researcher a full-time job and built a team of similar specialists around him. His new technology revolutionised the company approach to manufacturing its core products and saved them millions.
European cybersecurity company
Problem: Police across European countries were tasked with managing and processing enormous amounts of data of crime involving youth. The information had to be shared across countries and the police had to act on it accordingly. Our client was put in charge to build a platform to manage and process images from different sources such as social media, CCTV cameras, news, and so on. The company already had a strong analytics team, but it struggled to make sense of such an enormous amount of data. It became impossible for the policemen to review this data manually and make decisions about what crime was committed and who was involved.

How we helped: Our customer needed to create a team of data scientists to make sense of that data. They searched through our tech descriptions (Blitzcards) and found a few potential ideas on how to solve the problem. They hired an expert who knew the solution and a team to help the police understand not only the who, how and when of the crime but also when it might potentially happen again.
Major UK retailer
Problem: Our customer owns over 300 retail stores in the UK, and the majority of the sales are of food. The pricing pressure from customers, increasing competition, and rising costs of transportation in the UK forced our customer to find a new solution to optimise the stores and look for savings without sacrificing the quality of the services, products, and customer support. A massive amount of data about customer spending habits, products, suppliers, and the activities of the customer’s stores across the different regions of the country and seasons was collected to deeply understand the stores’ activities and how that could be improved.

How we helped: Our customer found several tech solutions for better food management in stores, and experts familiar with those solutions were contacted. The experts first they worked on a consulting project and, eventually, the expert was hired on a permanent basis to continue the store optimisation project, which was turned into an ongoing process of the retailer’s activities.
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