We are a group of friends, researchers, programmers, social network enthusiasts, dreamers motivated by the belief that Science is fundamental for the progress of human society.
We are launching All4Science, a new no-profit organisation with the objective to provide a crowdfunding platform dedicated to scientific research projects. This means that the platform will accept research proposals only presented and carried out by researchers who are part of Universities or National Research Centres.
What do we mean by “SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH”?
After a lot of thinking we came to the conclusion that what really interest us is to help human knowledge. We do not aim to find finances for commercial investments, for the design of a new style of jeans or trainer shoes. What we really want is to help science and research to solve problems, find answers, confident that this will lead to an improvement in our quality of life and in that of the world to come. We want to take part in understanding what is left to understand and in discovering what is yet left to discover, and so could you.
Why a Science Crowdfunding Platform?
Crowdfunding since its first appearance in 2003 (D. M. Freedman and M. R. Nutting, 2015) has been gaining popularity and importance with millions of donors and millions of dollars raised, and has proven to be a powerful way to support small businesses, start-ups, charities, and even personal projects with fresh capitals. Certainly, crowdfunding has the potential to become an important additional instrument for funding research activities outside traditional government sources.
Can crowdfunding be adapted to fund scientific research?
At All4Science we decided to take on this challenge and we are doing our best to realise an innovative crowdfunding platform where researchers will be able to post their proposals directly to the public. Scientists in turn will face the challenge of how to present their research ideas to a public outside the academic world in order to reach a large number of potential donors around the world.
We are confident that the new platform will be a useful instrument in the hands of researchers to help them in accessing a large amount of funds for their research projects.
Stay tuned, your comments and suggestions are important to us
We look forward to hearing from you!