Crowdsourcing is winning supporters as a financial incubator for early-stage research, university fundraising and getting ideas to market.
Will Walmsley expected to be backpacking around the world after graduating last September with a master’s degree in applied science from the University of Toronto. Instead, he’s CEO and lead designer of Whirlscape Inc., a company founded on a university research project he and Xavier Snelgrove developed as part of the master’s program, working with their professor Khai Truong. The co-founders were able to commercialize the mobile technology, called Minuum, thanks in part to online, crowd-sourced fundraising. (…) – University Affairs, by Moira MacDonald, September 11, 2013
Pourquoi de ne pas faire appel aux dons des particuliers si l’un de vos projets de recherche s’y prête ? Le crowdfunding est de plus en plus utilisé à cela. Mais est-ce facile ? Comment créer l’engouement ? Voici un post intéressant pour s’en faire une première idée. A lire sur http://www.universityaffairs.ca/academics-turn-to-crowdfunding-to-get-research-projects-off-the-ground.aspx?goback=.gde_2356407_member_273041179#!
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