What if there was a platform where literature, conference abstracts, patents, clinical trials, news, grants and other sources were fully integrated? What if the data would be harmonized, enriched with standardized concepts and ready for analysis? After building our patent analytics platform we didn’t stop dreaming and built our big data analytics platform by semantically integrating text-rich, scientific sources. In my presentation I will talk about what we built and why we built it. And, of course, I will also address the challenges and hurdles along the way. Was it worth it and what comes next? Let’s talk about it!