Collaborative Discovery interconnects what you find in Mergeflow with your team's interests. It is included with our Team Solutions.
For example, let's say one of your team members is interested in "sensor technology", and another team member is interested in "machine learning". If then Mergeflow collects and analyzes a paper, or a company, that is relevant to both topics, your team members get alerted to this fact.
How can I start using Collaborative Discovery?
If you sign up to Mergeflow as a new team
We set up a team for you in Mergeflow, and assign you and your colleagues to the team.
If you sign up to Mergeflow and want to join an existing team
We assign you to the team.
What does Collaborative Discovery do for me?
Tap into your colleagues' expertise, without adding to their workload
First, when you are on a team in Mergeflow, you can see the topics that your colleagues follow. In order to see your team's topics, either type "team topics" to bring them up underneath your search bar, like this:
Alternatively, start typing a query, and get suggestions for matching team topics. Team topics match based on topic name, or underlying query. In the example below, "time series" is part of the query for the "ML meets Econometrics" topic:
his is helpful, for example, if you want to explore a topic that one of your colleagues knows really well. In this case, your colleague probably has a very good search query for the topic, reflecting their expertise. So, instead of coming up with your own search query for the topic, simply use your colleague's.
Discover connections between your own and your colleagues' topics
Second, your Weekly360 email update reports will point out to you if a finding also matches one of your colleague's topics:
In this example, you can see that there is a company, Alcatraz AI, that just received venture funding, and that is relevant to you and to your colleague. So you could get together with your colleague, for example, and evaluate how the company's offerings could be relevant to your own endeavors.
Prioritize new findings
Collaborative Discovery also helps you prioritize findings. When there is a large number of new findings, Collaborative Discovery prioritizes those findings that match most team topics. For each finding, the matching topics are shown, so you have full transparency how the ranking comes about. Here is an example screenshot:
Besides helping you prioritize, you can also think of your colleague's topics as topic categories for your findings.