The Future of Science: 15 science & research startups selected to present at LeWeb

The 15 science start-ups competing through the Axon@LeWeb, the latest project from Elsevier’s VP of Strategy and Mendeley Co-founder and CEO Victor Henning , were announced. The start-ups include some Mendeley collaborators, such as WriteLaTeX, Shazino and LabFolder, and we’re excited to see how they are changing the way we do research.

Missed the deadline or not shortlisted? There is still an opportunity for your startup to attend LeWeb!

Victor tell us more:

On December 9 at LeWeb, we are bringing together 15 of the world’s most exciting science & research startups in a session entitled Axon@LeWeb. These startups are building tools that change how we do research, that help the best minds of our generations work more efficiently, that accelerate the progress of knowledge.

We have received amazing applications from all over the world for the 15 available slots at Axon@LeWeb and would like to thank all startups who applied. It is exciting to see the creativity, diversity, and impact of tools being built to advance science.

Here are the 15 startups selected to present at LeWeb on December 9 (click on their names to find out more about them):

Expernova (France) – Your innovation search engine

Kudos (UK)  – Increasing research impact

LabFolder (Germany) – The digital lab notebook

Monocl (Sweden)  – Intuitive analytics for life science professionals

Newsflo (UK)  – Media monitoring for research institutions

Overleaf (UK) – Modern authoring tools for research (USA) – GitHub for protocols – an up-to-date crowdsourced repository of science methods

Publons (New Zealand) – Turning peer review into a measurable research output

Science Exchange (USA)  – A marketplace for scientific collaboration, where researchers can order experiments from the world’s best labs

Sciencescape (Canada)  – Discover and share breaking research from the world’s scientific pioneers and innovators

Shazino (France) – Next gen web & mobile apps for smart scientists

Sparrho (UK) – Aggregating, distilling, and recommending the best scientific discoveries for you

Standard Analytics (USA)  – Organising the world’s scientific information

The Winnower (USA) – DIY Scientific Publishing

Transcriptic (USA) – On-demand, robotic cloud laboratory for molecular and cell biology research


Please join us on at LeWeb (December 9, 14.00-17.00 in conference room 1, 2nd floor, Pullman Dock) to see these startups present the future of science!

If you’re a science/research startup who missed selection for the shortlist, have no fear! Submit your company here and you may qualify for a special discounted LeWeb pass :)


Victor Henning is CEO & co-founder of Mendeley, a science startup acquired last year by Elsevier (which, like LeWeb organiser Reed MIDEM, is part of Reed Elsevier Group).