News and events

 Assessing the potential for crowdfunding and other forms of alternative finance to support research and innovation; IDEA Consult, crowdfunding4culture, policy making, european commission
17 May 2017 - 09:45
Author: Crowdfunding4Innovation
Posted: 17 May 2017 - 10:02
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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 (R&I).

Isabelle De Voldere; IDEA Consult; Crowdfunding4Culture; Crowdfunding-Berlin; Creative City Berlin; report; interview; matchfunding; conference; more than funding
12 May 2017 - 13:30
Author: Crowdfunding-Berlin
Posted: 12 May 2017 - 13:42
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Crowdfunding-Berlin, a Creative City Berlin project, interviewed our in-house expert

crowdfunding; culture; mathchfunding; proof of concept; creative entrepreneurs; loan
11 May 2017 - 14:00
Author: St'Art/KissKissBankBank
Posted: 11 May 2017 - 14:04


The KISSKISSBANKBANK crowdfunding platform and the ST'ART investment fund, for creative companies, are partnering to jointly finance the launch of a project, its implementation and its development. In concrete terms, if the selected projects carry out a successful campaign of at least EUR 10,000 , the project has access to a loan of at least EUR 20,000 from the ST'ART fund.

24 Apr 2017 - 11:30
Author: Upset Magazine
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 - 11:40
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“It seemed like the right time to go independent.” While She Sleeps’ frontman, Loz Taylor, is reflecting on the Sheffield metalcore band’s decision to leave major label Sony following the conclusion of their last album, 2015’s ‘Brainwashed’. “We’d had a few hiccups with the label,” the vocalist explains. “We’d question why something had leaked at 4am with no hype and no push behind it.

22 Apr 2017 - 09:45
Author: Creative Europe
Posted: 8 Aug 2017 - 09:47
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The newly published study assesses approaches to placing audiences at the centre of cultural organisations. 

On top of being a buzzword in certain parts of the cultural world for few years now, audience development is one of the new priorities of Creative Europe.

crowdfunding; restoration; Lastsupper; TheFirstLast; painting; rewards; local business; the florentine; Aquaflor; Invisible; hotel savoy; rocco forte; nerdi orafo firenze; firenze; italy; palazzo Spinelli; Palmerino
21 Apr 2017 - 16:00 to 21 May 2017 - 16:00
Author: The Florentine
Posted: 11 May 2017 - 16:13
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21 Apr 2017 - 06:30
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 - 06:33
News item

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has today launched a crowdfunding public consultation, which will run for a period of six weeks up to June 2.

"Ensuring that the development of this exciting and innovative form of finance is facilitated for the benefit of the economy, while also ensuring adequate protection for consumers providing funds through crowdfunding platforms is of critical importance," Mr Noonan said today.

18 Apr 2017 - 08:15
Author: 24 Ore
Posted: 18 Apr 2017 - 08:12
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 Ulule, a reward-based crowdfunding platform that was launched in France in 2010, has made its debut on the Italian market with two new offices in Milan and Rome

12 Apr 2017 - 07:45
Author: Crowdfunding Insider
Posted: 12 Apr 2017 - 07:47
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Londoners are being invited to pitch for cash to improve their local areas in an initiative sponsored by the city of London. Crowdfund London will allow select projects to be supported with up to £50,000 through crowdfunding model.

CrowdTuesday London: How To Raise Money Without Giving Away Equity
11 Apr 2017 -
18:00 to 20:30
Author: European Crowdfunding Network
Posted: 3 Apr 2017 - 08:33

Here we go again for another CrowdTuesday in London. This time the main topic of the event will be How To Raise Money Without Giving Away Equity.