The crowd did not fund UniMelbourne

The University of Melbourne’s research crowd-funding pilots, have crashed with only one of four reaching its $10 000 target  – 50 new entries for The Australian Women’s Register, documenting “women who have received honours relating to their work in the Victorian community or local government sector, whose contributions are at risk of being forgotten.”

The failure of the other three seems strange, a cubesat, an endangered bandicoot and a laser – data analytics based mobility aid are all in the types of research that appeal to civic-minded people. They certainly would not have been out of place in the successful campaigns Deakin U used to run – with one possibly big difference. Deakin partnered with crowdfunding agency Pozible, while UniMelbourne did it alone.


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