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Frequently asked questions
Spinbase is an AI-based funding search tool that uses natural language as an input. By entering your idea or project abstract, you will find suitable funding instruments, other players interested in the same kind of subjects, and information to refine your plans. The search engine works based on semantic analysis, thus provides more versatile results than traditional searches.
Semantic analysis in simple English means to figure out the meaning of linguistic input (construct meaning representations).
Natural Language Processing is the technology used to aid computers to understand the human’s natural language. Natural Language Processing, usually shortened as NLP, is a branch of artificial intelligence that deals with the interaction between computers and humans using the natural language. The ultimate objective of NLP is to read, decipher, understand, and make sense of the human languages in a manner that is valuable. Most NLP techniques rely on machine learning to derive meaning from human languages.
The results in Spinbase are consisting of three groups. First group is classified under the “Funding” tab and are basically the funding topics / instruments. Second group is called “Partners” that are the list of organizations that have similar background and implemented similar projects to our topic in the text query. And finally, the third group is called “Projects” that are the list of all the projects that has been funded by EC relevant to our text query.
This is the score that our AI engine give to each one of the search results. It means that AI has read the whole text you provided as search query and analyzed it word by word and then semantically compared that with the texts associated with each result in our entire database with millions of data, and as a result it is recommending that the higher the score is, there is a better match. The similarity score needs to be viewed relatively and not absolutely.
As a search query, we recommend entering the text for your idea looking for funding and partners. Longer description leads to better and more comprehensive results. Examples of good search texts are project descriptions, company profiles, research topic abstracts or press releases. However, since our search engine works based on Natural Language Processing and Semantic analysis, you are free to also add a free format text, including keywords or any other type of texts.
The results are ordered based on the best matching texts. Meaning that the first results is closer matching to the text that your provided as query than the second result. Same works for the difference between the second result and the third one and for the rest of the results.
Please refer to our answer in question “What is similarity score? And how it works?”.
Please refer to our answer in question “What is similarity score? And how it works?”.
Our database includes almost all the major EU funding programmes and instruments and consist of more than 35 large programmes. For the detailed list of programmes please contact us!
We are constantly expanding our database with more funding instruments. This is mostly derived from our customer expectations and our company priorities. For more details, please feel free to contact us!
Spinbase service is partly based on information from European Union open data.
There are different structures for different programmes offered by EC. However the largest programme which is called Horizon has the following structure: Programme -> Pillars -> Clusters -> Destinations -> Calls: each call includes several topics. -> Topics: these are the topics we are showing as search results in our funding tab.
EU jargon often refers to something called TRL. This stands for Technology Readiness Level. TRLs are method of estimating the maturity of technologies, originally developed by NASA in the 1970’s. The EU prefers to use the same technique in some of its funding instruments. The projects that start from the lower levels of TRL (1–4) focus on research and development. The projects that are higher in the TRL scale, are usually for technology validation (TRL 4–6), close-to-market innovations and scaling up (TRL 6–9). For more information about EU funding please read more here!
To use Spinbase, we provide you a named license. A named user license means that user right is assigned to a single named software user. A named license cannot be shared with any other person.
Please, note that each license can only be used by one named person. If you wish to transfer the license to another person inside your organization, please inform us via email and we will make the changes.
Yes. Spinbase database is updated every day at 02:00 AM EEST.
Spinbase service is partly based on information from European Union Open Data Portal, and we communicate the content of the information exactly as it is in the main source of information.
We will be delighted to receive your feedback on Spinbase. Please use the following form for your feedback: https://spinbase.eu/contact/
At the moment we don’t provide any API access or integrations.
You can share the exported results within your organization that has been registered as our sole customer for Spinbase service. For more information, please read our terms of service here!
Each customer has a defined number of users for their license. If your organization still has unused licenses, please contact us to activate them. If your organization have already used all available licenses, we can provide an upgrade for including additional users. Please feel free to contact us for having an upgrade.
Yes. For more information, please read our software license agreement here.
We have different pricing plans depending on the number of users. Please refer to the Pricing section in our webpages.
For our Standard and Premium customers, we provide annual training sessions. For more information please feel free to contact us.
At the moment we don’t accept any credit card payment. We normally use annual invoicing. If you have any questions about the payment process, please contact us.
Our contacts are on annual basis, however for the Standard and Premium plans you can choose to pay on monthly basis or all together annually.
Please check our pricing plans.
If you want to add or remove a user from your license, please contact us. For more information on obligations of the Client organization please read our software license agreement.
During business weekdays (except public holidays in Finland) from 10:00 to 16:00. The best way to get help is to fill in our contact request form.
Yes. You can use Spinbase 24 hours a day during 7 days of the week.
Please contact us using our contact request.
Yes, to change your password, please use the login page of Spinbase and press on “reset my password” after adding your email address. We will send you a password reset link immediately.
This might be due to browser Cached data or using a wrong email / password. Please:
- Log out from Spinbase.
- Close all your browser windows.
- Open Spinbase again
- Then login. You can follow the login steps from our user manual.
If the problem still exists, please contact us.
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Yes, Spinbase can be used anywhere on the planet. We are constantly expanding our database with more funding instruments. This is mostly derived from our customer expectations and our company priorities. For more information about our database please feel free to contact us.
Usually, you can find this information in the topic description section for each result. However, if this is missing from the topic description, please review the main source of the information from the funding provider.
Yes, we provide free trial access for two weeks for approved users. Please use our trial request form here: https://spinbase.eu/demo/
Spinbase is created by Spinverse, the Nordic leader in innovation consulting, helping customers grow and solve global challenges with innovations. Our experts are committed to support customers to secure public funding, find partners for collaboration, and make an impact with groundbreaking projects.
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