The Speed of R&D is Uncountable

Research and development is often limited by the speed at which the experts can process data. The alumni from MIT know all too well that many scientists and researchers rely heavily on Excel spreadsheets and lab notebooks to manage and analyze their data. This rapidly becomes unsustainable as the experiment grows in size. 

Uncountable intends to speed up R&D with their digital workbook. This startup was founded and created by MIT alumni. Their software helps scientists pull more info from their data – and from others’ data. The platform makes it possible for scientists to access data from anywhere, merge various data with customizable parameters, and share the findings with others. This gives a deeper insight and prevents scientists from trialing the same experiments that are known failures over and over again. Instead, they can focus on the avenues of research that still hold promise.

Carbon, a 3-D printing company, has adopted Uncountable’s platform as they work to develop novel resins. 

“Uncountable helps us understand whether we’re exploring enough, what else we might try, and whether there are other considerations,” says Carbon scientist Marie Herring ’11. “We get to that point faster, and it speeds up the whole R&D process.”

Carbon is one of several 3-D printing companies Uncountable works with. As the founders have realized scientists face similar problems across industries, the company has expanded to work with teams developing energy storage devices and plant-based foods as well as biotech startups and research hospitals. Another customer, Nohbo, is making dissolvable toiletries that could eliminate millions of tons of plastic waste created by hotels each year.

“To get to these greener, more sustainable products, there’s no magic wand,” Hollingsworth says. “The future isn’t discovered; it’s invented by these hard-working scientists we work with on a day-to-day basis. Getting to help all these partners, not just in one field but every field, has been really amazing.”

Are you developing new software for an existing application? Did you know your development work could be eligible for the R&D Tax Credit and you can receive up to 14% back on your expenses? Even if your development isn’t successful your work may still qualify for R&D credits (i.e. you don’t need to have a patent to qualify). To find out more, please contact a Swanson Reed R&D Specialist today or check out our free online eligibility test.

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