Crowdfunding skills


Everybody loves new science and technology. But why can only scientists and engineers be part of the fun of discovering or inventing new stuff? Because science is difficult, dangerous and expensive. Or is it really? Science and innovation do not always require big investments. They require solutions and people who communicate them to society. Could crowdfunding be a new way of supporting citizen driven discoveries?

Course objectives     This workshop will give you the opportunity to discover more about crowdfunding and later learn how to build and run your own campaign. How should it be designed and implemented? How can a platform attract and coach amateur or professional scientists? How should contributors be rewarded for their support? What role should traditional funding schemes and institutions play in the process? Choose amongst a list of fictional projects, or bring your own ideas, and discuss the opportunities, myths and realities behind the potential impact of crowdfunding platforms for science and innovation. We will try to answer these questions and anticipate the impact of crowdfunding on the next scientific discoveries.  
Instructor     Luc Henry, Science Booster
Target participants     PhD candidates of all disciplines
Language     English
Number of participants     20
Duration     1 day
Dates     Course postponed to Fall 18
Canceling deadline      –


Contact person     Eric Alms, Graduate Campus
ECTS credit      none