Expernova Joins NFAIS as New Member


Company, based in Montpellier France, participated in NFAIS’s Startup Shootout competition at the NFAIS 2016 Annual Conference

August 24, 2016, Annapolis, MD – The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information community, announces Expernova, a company that helps businesses improve their R&D performance by analyzing their scientific and technological environment, has joined NFAIS as a new member. 

Expernova, founded in 2008 in Montpellier, France, participated as a competitor in the “NFAIS Startup Shootout” on the topic of “Managing Access to Expertise in the Networked Age” at the NFAIS 2016 Annual Conference, February 21-23, 2016 in Philadelphia.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Expernova to the NFAIS membership community,” said Marcie Granahan, NFAIS Executive Director. “Expernova, with Pascal Magnier at the helm, is in the vanguard of innovators in the information services field. Their Knowledge Networks Intelligence platform is helping researchers and other innovators discover new research and develop impactful collaborations needed to foster more research advancements. Our diverse, dynamic NFAIS membership will be significantly enhanced with Expernova now part of our community.”

“All of us at Expernova are excited to join the NFAIS membership,” says Pascal Magnier, CEO and Co-Founder, Expernova. “With our continued growth at Expernova, we’re ready to integrate our product and our team further into the global information services community – and NFAIS is at the center of this community. We very much look forward to taking advantage of NFAIS programming and networking events in the year ahead.”

Expernova provides a global cloud-based platform that enables smart access to Innovation talents and networks. During the past eight years, Expernova has built a global “Innovation Graph,” detecting and mapping more than 10 million experts and 50 million collaborations in 52 countries. With this graph, using big data technology with a specialization on Open Innovation emerging processes, Expernova is disrupting “Innovation Talent Management.” More than 100 corporate and research institutions, in 14 countries, currently use Expernova to improve their core business processes, particularly internal and external talent sourcing, technology transfer and scouting as well as competitive intelligence.

Expernova adds to NFAIS’s growing membership of technology-based companies, including Data Conversion Laboratory, EBSCO, Expert System, NewsBank, ProQuest, RSuite CMS and Silverchair Information Systems.

About NFAIS (www.nfais.org):
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™) is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community – that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit and government organizations that embraces a common mission – to build the world's knowledge-base through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.