Academic Software “Kopernio” Receives Funding from Innovate UK to Accelerate OneClick Journal Article Access
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February 6, 2018
Millions of academic research articles now available with one click for researchers, scientists, and students Kopernio to expand coverage to additional universities and academic institutions
We are proud to announce that Kopernio ( http://www.kopernio.com ) has received funding and additional support from Innovate UK, the UK Government’s innovation agency, to accelerate the development of Kopernio’s oneclick journal article access technology to simplify more than 2.4bn research article downloads per year. Innovate UK will provide financial support to extend Kopernio’s institutional coverage, and enhance Kopernio’s integrations with journals and publishers. In addition, it will also provide Kopernio with access to the Enterprise Europe Network and Innovate2Succeed, further embedding Kopernio in the European startup ecosystem.
Kopernio is a free webbased software that enables oneclick access to academic journal articles for more than 9m researchers and scientists worldwide and across a wide range of academic and researcher workflows. It intelligently activates on over 20,000 journal websites, databases, and search platforms such as PubMed and Google Scholar. Specifically, Kopernio automatically builds “smart links”, which are aware of the researcher’s context, straight to the journal article PDF, delivering content via the users institutional library subscriptions, or open sources such as preprint servers and institutional repositories. These smart links are then placed behind a single button, so for academics and researchers who use Kopernio it’s just one click to the PDF, saving them significant amounts of time and improving their efficiency.
“I can buy my music or groceries on the internet with just one click. However, researchers who need journal papers are forced through a series of archaic login forms, redirects, and clicks, and still only get the PDF if they are lucky. Kopernio is wrapping this experience into one click, improving the efficiency of researchers around the world by making millions of research papers more accessible. We are very grateful for the support, and are proud to be able to partner with Innovate UK on this journey”, says Jan Reichelt, Kopernio CEO.
About Kopernio: Kopernio ( http://www.kopernio.com ) is a Londonbased startup established in 2017 by the former founders of Mendeley and Newsflo. Kopernio’s vision is to provide immediate oneclick access to academic journal papers, dramatically improving and facilitating access to scientific knowledge worldwide. About Innovate UK: Innovate UK, the UK Government’s innovation agency, drives productivity and growth by supporting businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success.