- Gabor Nagy added an answer:Is there anyone who has tried to acquire funding for a research project using crowdfunding? Would love to hear how that worked out for you and do a Skype interview.Currently I am looking for people who have experience in crowdfunding with science projects. If you do and would be willing to talk to me about it you would help me a lot.
Try QuantumMDx. They opened a crowdfunding campaign for one of their developments.Following
- Does anyone have some experience with outreach for a Crowdfunding of a Science Projector and could help with it? We started a crowdfunding campaign on indigog recently and we still need some help regarding outreach. we already wrote to a lot of newspapers and radio as well as some blogs, but most of them did not get back to us. Does someone has maybe some tips or do know a journalist who might be good to approach? Check out our Ocean Sampling Day Project on indigogo!Following
- Would you use crowdfunding to co-finance globalized research projects? Increasingly developed economies reduce budget for research projects, in public and private institutions. And developing economies are increasing budget for nationally-oriented research projects with little international networking. Institutions, with the advice of often old obsolete scholars, fix targets of our research. Also, targets of our outputs. Just because they are the financial source of research. But, all the questions and topics you are indicating in this website show alternative research topics which attract people from all over the world. Why if some of us think about doing cooperative research in a really different topic, and use crowdfunding to get funds? Would you try it?Following
- How does reward-based crowdfunding impact the design and development process? Reward-based crowdfunding represents a massive shift in conventional stakeholder-developer relations, putting the reins firmly in the hands of developers rather than user-stakeholders. I've just finished a thesis project on the types of crowdsourcing that are used in crowdfunded design projects to leverage the crowd's creative capacities, and am interested in further examining the impact that this shift has on design and development processes, as compared to conventional top-down investment.Following
- Can anyone share experience with crowdfunding platforms? There are crowdfunding platforms such as sciencestarter.de, that focus on funding science projects. Does anyone have experience with such platforms and can share tips and tricks how to use them effectively?Following
- Crowdfunding basic science research? Has anyone tried crowdfunding their basic science research projects? I would be interested to hear about your experiences if you have.Following
- Richard Bruce McQualter asked a question:Has anyone tried crowd funding their research.
I am trying out crowdfunding as a way of funding my research. I am using IndieGogo. Has anyone else given this a go with a sucessful outcome?
- Elijah Marangu asked a question:What is the future of health research funding in developing settings in an era of austerity?
Recently I engaged my network to help with a mental health research project in Kenya. While my crowdfunding campaign via pozible was a success; http://www.pozible.com/project/181394
It is not always feasible that majority of researchers in developing countries can use this avenue. In an era of contracting economies in the West, what is the future of health research in low and middle-income countries?Following
- Alisa G Woods added an answer:Following up on the crowd funding idea, here's a recent article. It includes our project.Http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112737490/crowdfunding-autism-research-112712/Sounds great. Our project was successful and we are working on a second project:
- Onyegu osokam shadrach added an answer:What is the impact of crowdfunding on project executions?Checking out the possibility of crowdfunding a project.Ana María Sánchez Peralta, Alma Dzib Goodin
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- Kakoli Majumder added an answer:Can crowdfunding prove to be an alternative to the traditional funding sources? What are the challenges and risks involved in the process?Increased competition coupled with diminishing government funding has made it very difficult for university researchers to start new scientific projects. It is even more difficult for young researchers to get grants. Under the circumstances, many scientists are turning to crowdfunding as an alternative funding source. While many scientists have managed to collect adequate funds for their project, there have been instances of failure as well. Additionally, some donors are unsure of the credibility of the scientists and feel it is risky to contribute over such forums. Would like to know your views on crowdfunding.Thanks for your insightful answer Matthias! I do agree with you that finding donors for scientific projects would be difficult unless it is addresses a very specific issue catering to the needs of a section of people. True, the topic is indeed of prime importance and there is a high degree of risk involved as there is no guarantee that the research will be completed. However, in the face of diminishing government funds, I think it's worth giving a try. Can you think of any other ways of funding one's research?Following
- Hannes Hoffmann added an answer:What product and/or period is the best parallel for crowdfunding, if one hopes to identify and apply previous historical patterns to the industry?My first thought is mutual funds, what other suggestions could you provide?Following
Crowd funding or crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing, equity crowdfunding, or hyper funding) describes the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. - wikipedia.org