Galway, IRL (25/08/2008) – Plateau Management released version 1.0 (beta) of CampusRock on August 25th, 2008.
CampusRock(www.campusrock.com) provides a simple to use, low cost web exchange
which allows businesses to advertise and match short-term projects or assignments on
demand to people resources in the academic world in a very efficient way. CampusRock
also enables these resources to offer their projects and services to business. By removing
the traditional red tape and delays associated with such link-ups, CampusRock opens up a
whole new resource pool to businesses.
CampusRock was developed by CEO Tim Regan, who saw an opportunity for forging
stronger links between business and third level educational institutes through a market led
solution. “While looking for some primary/secondary research to be completed on a health
care project, I found it took several weeks just find someone who could do the work and that
was in one university. In this case the research budget was €25k but the academic was not
interested in the engagement as the specific subject matter was unattractive from their
academic perspective. This is a familiar problem yet good insight into the gap between the
value drivers which exist within academia and that of business. Rather than spend several
more weeks trying to find another appropriate and (hopefully) available resource I felt there
must be a better way of doing this”. Hence, CampusRock was created.
CampusRock allows businesses to post projects directly to campus resources. Whether
looking for a seasoned academic, post-graduate or undergraduate the resource can bid
privately on the work. The platform is open to the global marketplace so businesses and
resources have access beyond their traditional geographies.
For business, the benefit of using a campus resource over the ‘high street professional’ is the
rates are typically lower, they have access to the latest trends and publications and in most
cases VAT does not apply. The benefit for campus resources is they gain remuneration and
experience as knowledge providers. For students they can supplement their college costs
and in the case of academic researchers supplement their income. Institutes who received
payment for project work can channel remuneration towards pure research.
Regan says “To date, through the traditional access routes, businesses have minimal
opportunity to leverage the campus resource pool. CampusRock provides direct access to
campus resources and opens up new possibilities in the harvesting of knowledge and
supporting the creation of a true knowledge economy.”
|Plateau Management Ltd | ‘Dun Inver’ Ardaun, Clonbur, Co.Galway | Ireland | +353 (0)91 4424546 | www.campusrock.com