Erstes Monitoring über alle Aktivitäten auf Schweizer Plattformen zeigt, dass Crowdfunding auch in der Schweiz immer beliebter wird. Gemäss der Studie hat sich das gesammelte Geldvolumen im vergangenen Jahr mehr als verdoppelt.
Labs at Yale are researching mosquito sterilization and the abilities of rubber-decomposing fungus, all without grants. As grants from federal organizations like the National Institutes of Health become increasingly difficult to secure, researchers at Yale and across the nation are turning to a new source of support.
As the dominant all-comers crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter's fundraising stats are leading indicators of where charitable online crowdfunding is headed. Just yesterday Kickstarter proclaimed that over 50,000 projects have been successfully funded to the tune of $836 million. They could barely contain their glee: For over a year, I've been observing a sliver of the rapidly expanding crowdfunding pie: science projects.
With only one in five National Health and Medical Research Council ( NHMRC) grant applications successful, and a similar rate for Australian Research Council ( ARC) Discovery grants, it's little wonder researchers are looking to alternate forms of funding - one of which being crowdfunding.