Study “Assessing the potential for crowdfunding and other forms of alternative finance to support research and innovation”
The Study “Assessing the potential for crowdfunding and other forms of alternative finance to support research and innovation” was initiated by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) in December 2015.
Open Evidence together with EY, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) and Politecnico di Milano are investigating how crowdfunding and other forms of alternative finance could support research and innovation.
The study aims at delivering a thorough, holistic picture on the potential of CF to improve access to risk finance in the EU, in particular for SMEs and midcaps, revolving around three main objectives:
- To quantify and qualify the potential of alternative finance in Europe with regard to research and innovation;
- To identify the key bottlenecks to realize this potential; and
- To recommend actions in overcome these challenges.
The results of the study will make a very important contribution to informing future policy actions.
Duration: 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016
Project funded by DG RTD – European Commission
European Crowdfunding Network
Politecnico di Milano