Crowdfunding platform Walacea launched to support scientific research projects

During the GapSummit 2014, the FundingGap was identified as one of the grand challanges for biotechnology toda, which is addressed by the science focused crowdfunding platform¬†Walacea. Walacea is the first UK crowdfunding website set up specifically for crowdfunding scientific research projects. It was created in the wake of the government funding cuts for scientific research. After announcements from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to slash scientific funding by ¬£215m over two years, it seemed that scientific research was due to face some fairly serious setbacks. Our aim has been to…Read more