Mendeley helps to manage and share academic knowledge: Mendeley Desktop is free academic software (Windows, Mac, Linux) for managing and sharing research papers.

Mendeley Web is a free research network which lets you manage research papers online, discover research trends and connect to like-minded academics. Mendeley has won’s “European Start-up of the Year” Award 2009 and TechCrunch Europas “Best Social Innovation Which Benefits Society” Award 2009.

The company’s investors and advisors include former founders and executives of Skype, and Warner Music Group, as well as academics from Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University and is supported by Eurostars, a R&D initiative funded by the European Community and UK’s Technology Strategy Board.