March 16, 2012
Kickstarter has become a phenomenon. Interestingly enough, science and research don’t seem to be very abundant on the site. But, why not? What a great way to get funding for potentially world-changing projects! Luckily, a new site called PetriDish has launched a platform specifically for this type of thing. In their own words:
“Petridish is a new way for scientists to showcase their research to the public, and for the public to show recognition to innovative researchers. We hand select the most interesting and meaningful projects we find to be featured on our site and then allow you to get involved.
Back your favorite projects with small donations, and in exchange, researchers will provide insider updates on their progress, acknowledgements and unique rewards.”
Sweet! Head over and check it out…maybe one day we’ll be living on an exomoon discovered thanks to your support! This is just the kind of crowdsourcing that will change the world.