Welcome to crowdfunding4innovation
Welcome to the online space where we discuss how crowdfunding can help funding research and innovation activities.
Crowdfunding and alternative finance have been growing strongly in recent years. They are expected to reach 34 billion dollars in 2015 (3,26 in Europe, and to overtake Venture Capital in 2016.
Crowdfunding supports all sorts of activities: from cultural events to community projects, to innovative ventures.
Can all this money help addressing the financial needs of innovative SMEs in Europe?
What are the bottlenecks that stand in the way?
And what can governments do to overcome them?
This is is what this study is about. We aim to understand the opportunity; identify the bottlenecks; and develop recommended actions together with the community.
We already mapped more than 200 platforms active in innovation crowdfunding.
We will publish our findings along the way, and we look forward to a fruitful collaboration with you.