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Alternative funding mechanisms for science

October 3, 2014

Crowdfunding, philantropy, inducement prizes are some of the emerging ways to fund science. The European Commission Joint Research Centre has asked us to look more into this in order to understand the implications of alternative funding. Are they more effective in translating research results to market? Do they involve new players? Do they favour certain disciplines and those researchers that are more able at communicating?
The interim findings of the study are discussed on our blog.