GAIN - Global Academic Innovation Network for Scientists, Inventors, Investors and Companies that helps scientists to connect to colleagues from other departments with equipment, expertise: within university, city, country, world.
GAIN also assists them to find partners for joint grant applications, join existing projects, which search for equipment, expertise. And, as a result, realize bigger ideas, which require more resources, skills to solve.
Moreover, GAIN helps academics with patent application, to connect to investors, companies interested in inventions. Besides, companies can post challenges and award cash for solution of problems.