Pensoft biodiversity publisher, ERA7 Bioinformatics, and IT Savantic are business companies playing major roles in BIG4. They bridge BIG4 science with industry and expose business environment to our students early in their career. Having an experience in science-related industry is an added value for success in modern academia, and it may prove to be very a useful alternative since not all PhD students end up in pure science. Biosystematics and entomology has much more to offer to the society when better connected with industry, something BIG4 is aiming for.
Biosystematics, informatics and genomics of the big 4 insect groups: training tomorrow's researchers and entrepreneurs
Interaction with business and industry