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How much further could your start-up go if you had access to the world’s most trusted legal tools and data? Let’s find out.

Introducing Thomson Reuters LegalTech Incubator. Through this programme, we’re giving your start-up the opportunity to pitch your legal tech proposition for the chance to bring it to life through a direct co-innovation partnership with Thomson Reuters Labs. Bring your best pitch and you could become one of a select group of visionaries to enjoy a 3-month partnership with Thomson Reuters and the advantages of our industry-leading data and tools, mentorship and expertise, facilitated workshops and exposure opportunities, and more. Bring your best plans, products and ideas, and we’ll help you take them further.

The Thomson Reuters LegalTech Incubator gives visionary legal tech start-ups the opportunity to pitch their proposition for the chance to bring it to life through a direct co-innovation partnership with legal industry leader Thomson Reuters Labs. A select group of candidates who provide the most inventive ideas around our data and solutions will enjoy the advantages of our industry-leading data and tools, mentorship and expertise, facilitated workshops and exposure opportunities, and more. If chosen, selected start-ups can leverage:


Data and Tools: Tap into a robust suite of Thomson Reuters legal data and tools, 'including access to online services such as Westlaw UK and Practical Law via APIs and trial subscriptions and API access to software tools such as Contract Express and Legal Search Connect'

Brand Exposure: Leverage the global reach of Thomson Reuters through media and marketing spotlight opportunities and events.

Mentoring: Engage directly with our diverse network of industry, technology and business experts for invaluable insight and guidance.

Facilitated Workshops: The opportunity to work with a cross functional team in a series of workshops that will help you to review, refine and test your ideas.

Is this Incubator for me?


Q. Does your product or solution rely upon access to high quality legal content such as Legislation, Case Law or Know How materials?

A. If so, then this programme could support you in developing it further with access to Westlaw UK and/or Practical Law content and expertise'

Q. Does your product or solution build upon technologies such as Document Automation or Federated Search?

A. If so, access to trials and APIs for our Contract Express and Legal Search Connect products could help you evaluate and test your solution through integration with industry leading products and direct access to Thomson Reuters software experts.


Selection process breakdown




Step 1: Initial review

The LegalTech Incubator team evaluates your information provided on the FS6 platform (stealth mode possible).



Step 2: Demo and interview

Promising applicants from the initial review stage get the opportunity to pitch in front of a board of executives and the LegalTech Incubator team.



Step 3: Onboarding

If you successfully passed the last stage, you will meet with the LegalTech Incubator team to assess your needs and put together a program that suits your business best.



Let’s bring your start-up to the global stage in 5 simple steps.


Step 1 – Read through and identify whether the LegalTech incubator programme is right for you

Step 2 – Review our APIs to understand how you can develop and test ideas with real world products and high-quality data

Step 3 – Submit your LegalTech Incubator application

Step 4 – Block out the 27 November in your diary in case you are a finalist

Step 5 – Post on Twitter that you’ve applied with #LegalGeek2018 #TRLegalTech


If you need more information before applying, come see us at our stand at the Legal Geek Start Up Conference on Wednesday 19 October in London or email LegalTechIncubator@tr.com.


Key dates to keep in mind.


03.09.2018 - LegalTech Incubator programme application period opens

19.10.2018 - Come to our stand at Legal Geek Start Up Conference

31.10.2018 - LegalTech Incubator programme application period closes

10.11.2018 - Finalists announced

27.11.2018 – Our ‘Dragons Den’ finalists pitch

30.11.2018 - Winner announced


Apply now