Find and recruit the

world's smartest STEM professionals

Use the HardSkills database to discover and recruit from over 29+ million STEM experts globally.

Hire technical experts and R&D Specialists
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Redefining recruitment with exceptional accuracy

Our world-class database of 79 million+ validated technical skills, 29 million+ potential candidates, and 61,500 classifications ensures we find your ideal candidate. 

Traditional Recruiting


29,000,000+ validated candidates + LinkedIn + personal contacts

LinkedIn + personal contacts

Quality/Vetted profiles

High quality and verified

Not verified


61 500 classifications and precision targeting

Broad base targeting


28,000,000+ validated candidates + LinkedIn + personal contacts

Traditional Recruiting

LinkedIn + personal contacts

Quality/Vetted profiles

High quality and verified

Traditional Recruiting

Not verified


61 500 classifications and precision targeting

Traditional Recruiting

Broad base targeting

Our promise

3X more STEM candidates than your current recruitment agency provides


Expand your recruitment base effortlessly

Catch passive research and development candidates that 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 research and development hiring requirements.

Spend less time validating skills

Our database includes 29+ million researchers and scientific candidates from across the globe

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

The most powerful candidate search out there

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.

Make your first search
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Boris Balacheff

The most comprehensive scientific recruitment database out there




STEM Experts

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