Scientists, with their specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas and specific skillsets, form the core of innovation and research across industries. As the world produces more PhDs than academia can employ, and as highly qualified experts move towards freelancing, business have access to specialist expertise at the click of a button. Freelance scientists comprise science writers, product developers, consultants, data analysts and researchers, across subjects like cardiology, biotechnology, astrophysics and geology. It’s easier than ever before to get help to develop a new product, write an application for a research grant, or get complex data analyzed and interpreted. Freelance scientists are transforming the way industries perform research and take products to market.