Our Vision

The Vision is a world in which every good idea has an equitable opportunity for success and in which every business, regardless of size, can compete for good ideas on a level playing field.    In this world, ideas at varying stages of development are exchanged between inventors, promoters, developers and distributors  based upon their needs, interests and capacities, to expedite speed to market and to minimize economic waste.  And participants in the marketplace are provided information and tools to make better decisions.    At the heart of it all is Techlink Innovation Exchange, a not-for-profit established in 2015, which gathers the data and creates the marketplace by providing, on a sustainable, non-profit and even-handed basis, Marketplace Services to those seeking to part with ideas  and Member Services to those able to advance them.



David Smith

David is an entrepreneur with a background in professional publishing and web development. His current venture, Open Music Networks, is building a collaboration tool to help musicians share and manage their intellectual property in the cloud. Previously, he held senior product and business development positions at the Thomson Corporation. At Thomson Financial (Europe), he led new product initiatives and was responsible for acquisition targeting and due diligence. After Thomson, David served as a board director and adviser at an online publishing startup, Mergermarket, which was sold to Pearson plc for $190 million in 2006.

In his early career, David worked in radio and film. In the late 1980s, he became a commissioning editor at Euromoney Institutional Investor. He later formed a company in The Hague, which published the first European cross-border treatise on environmental regulations.