In December 2021, the OPERAS Crowdfunding Initiative was launched. The Initiative is a collaboration between the OPERAS Research Infrastructure and the crowdfunding platform wemakeit.com, and it is through the TRIPLE Project that this collaboration is brought to life. Researchers from Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) disciplines are invited to launch a campaign to finance their project ideas. More information can be found on the OPERAS Channel on the wemakeit platform.

You are intrigued and want to know more about the OPERAS Crowdfunding Channel works? Click here for more info on the process.

You have questions? Have a look at our FAQs here.

List of Upcoming Crowdfunding Events

Scientific Crowdfunding Workshop 28th October 2022

Are you curious about what crowdfunding can do for you, and for the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)? Just one hint: it is not just about money.

Join us on Friday, 28th October 2022 at 14:00 CEST for a short introduction workshop. Our science crowdfunding experts will provide you with the tips and tools to understand what crowdfunding is, how it can be applied to science, and how to launch your own campaign to collect financial support from the crowd, but also communicate your research in the most exciting format.

The presentation will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A – we want to make sure you have all the information you need to get started with your project.

Note: the workshop will be organised in French and English in two separate sessions which will take place contemporaneously. We kindly ask you to make sure you fill in the right registration form below.

๐Ÿ—“ Date: Friday, 28 October 2022, 14.00 โ€“ 14.45 (CEST)
๐Ÿคต Hosts: to be announced
๐Ÿ“Œ Location: the Zoom link will be provided after registration
๐Ÿ“‹ Register here: https://forms.gle/HrvSje9UdGwZPdB27 (English) or https://forms.gle/jV9cAqDpRZowF6km9 (French)


Scientific Crowdfunding Workshop 18th November 2022

Are you curious about what crowdfunding can do for you, and for the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)? Just one hint: it is not just about money.

Join us on Friday, 18th November 2022 at 14:00 CEST for a short introduction workshop. Our science crowdfunding experts will provide you with the tips and tools to understand what crowdfunding is, how it can be applied to science, and how to launch your own campaign to collect financial support from the crowd, but also communicate your research in the most exciting format.

The presentation will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A – we want to make sure you have all the information you need to get started with your project.

Note: the workshop will be organised in French and English in two separate sessions which will take place contemporaneously. We kindly ask you to make sure you fill in the right registration form below.

๐Ÿ—“ Date: Friday, 18 November 2022, 14.00 โ€“ 14.45 (CEST)
๐Ÿคต Hosts: to be announced
๐Ÿ“Œ Location: the Zoom link will be provided after registration
๐Ÿ“‹ Register here: https://forms.gle/HrvSje9UdGwZPdB27 (English) or https://forms.gle/jV9cAqDpRZowF6km9 (French)


List of Past Crowdfunding Events

Scientific Crowdfunding Workshop 24th May 2022

Are you curious about what crowdfunding can do for you, and for the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)? Just one hint: it is not just about money.

Join us on Tuesday, 24th May 2022 at 14:00 CET for a 1-hour introduction workshop. Our science crowdfunding experts will provide you with the tips and tools to understand what crowdfunding is, how it can be applied to science, and how to launch your own campaign to collect financial support from the crowd, but also communicate your research in the most exciting format.

The presentation will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A – we want to make sure you have all the information you need to get started with your project.

๐Ÿ—“ Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 14.00 โ€“ 15.00 (CEST)
๐Ÿคต Hosts: Alizรฉ Aversano (wemakeit) & Paula Forbes (Abertay University Dundee, Scotland)
๐Ÿ  Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AsDqzpKWqc

๐Ÿ“‹ Download the slides here: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6579878

Scientific Crowdfunding Workshop 13th January 2022

Are you curious about what crowdfunding can do for you, and for the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)? Just one hint: it is not just about money.

Join us on Thursday, 13th January 2022 at 17:00 CET for a 1-hour introduction workshop. Our science crowdfunding experts will provide you with the tips and tools to understand what crowdfunding is, how it can be applied to science, and how to launch your own campaign to collect financial support from the crowd, but also communicate your research in the most exciting format.

The presentation will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A – we want to make sure you have all the information you need to get started with your project.

๐Ÿ—“ Date: Thursday, 13 January 2022, 17.00 โ€“ 18.00 (CET)
๐Ÿคต Hosts: Alizรฉ Aversano & Luc Henry (wemakeit)
๐Ÿ  Venue: Virtual event via Zoom
๐Ÿ“‹ Slides: Download here
๐Ÿ“ฝ Recording: https://wemakeit.com/pages/operas