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Use the HardSkills database to discover and recruit from over 28+ million technical experts globally.

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Designed for recruiters to increase the chances of a positive response


Expand your recruitment base effortlessly

Catch passive candidates who go under the radar

HardSkills Candidate Sourcing

A candidate sourcing flow that just works

Filter by technical expertise, location and more

No more fuzzy matching, just precise candidate lists to satisfy your hiring requirements.

Spend less time validating skills

Our database includes 28+ million patent holders

Making it easier for you to always find candidates with a proven track record.

HardSkills Interface

Unlock the true potential of scientific recruitment

Engage candidates by showing a genuine interest in their field of work

Break the ice with pre-made templates

Powerful search for recruiters

Intuitive user experience with smart filters

Turn client keywords into patent data

Simply type in the skill, competence or keyword your client has provided and HardSkills will display all suitable patents and corresponding patent-holders.

Comprehensively presented data

Get an intuitive overview of potential candidates instantly with relevant and comprehensible patent data.

Narrow your search with smart filters

Apply filters to refine your search. Filter by location, patent term, patent classification category, and many more.

Identify suitable talent and create lists

Find candidates with validated expertise who fit your requirements. Shortlist them and easily export lists in your preferred format.

Connect with

patent holders

To speed up the recruitment process, our algorithms will try to identify the contact information of the patent holders.

Global coverage

Tap into the best talent from all over the world

We list inventors and innovators from all over the world. Find, attract and recruit candidates with the desired skills from across the globe.

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