Gateways help solve the mysteries of the universe. For example, Galaxy Zoo enlisted non-scientists to help categorize astronomical images, whereas LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) captures signals from distant universes. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Supporting the "business" of your gateway with our expertise

The advice provided by our Incubator consultants are meant to fill the inevitable gaps in your team’s expertise, while building your own staff’s knowledge and abilities. To this end, we offer specialized expertise for targeted, short-term support (usually less than 4 months).

We can advise on topics from start to operations in three main areas. Additional details are provided on linked subpages.

1. Technology advice

  • Cybersecurity: Guidance for planning, designing, or assessing your security measures, including your choice or implementation of specific technologies

  • Technology planning, open-source licensing & selection: Help with figuring out the best technologies for your gateway

  • Development tools & processes: Steering you toward the best processes for software engineering and the tools that will help you get the work done

2. Business planning

  • Business & strategic planning: Guidance about the key components to consider in your business plan, such as your value proposition, audience, market landscape, competitive environment, and goals.

  • Sustainability planning: Support for thinking through how to make your gateway sustainable past the initial funding 

  • Project management: An orientation to the key considerations for managing your gateway project effectively

3. User satisfaction

  • Engaging your community: Advice about using social media and other strategies to grow your user base and keep them interested in what you offer

  • Impact measurement & evaluation: Advice about how to track the connection between your gateway product and the outcomes you seek

  • Usability & user-centered design: Hands-on help with evaluating the usability of your gateway, including recommendations for improving the design

  • Graphic & user-interface design: Hands-on help with developing logos, basic graphics for your gateway, and other small design tasks

This is an opportunity to talk with people who have seen common needs and challenges across diverse domains and gateways.

Request our services for current and future projects.

 

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