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  1. 2. What is SciFlies? <ul><li>SciFlies makes science happen by filling the serious funding gap for the advancement of research and development projects that lead to new discoveries and innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Our grassroots approach creates a new model for funding scientific research that allows the general public to get involved by making micro-donations to scientific discovery, resulting in transformative events that impact research, development and innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>This model showcases vetted and qualified research projects from across all fields of scientific inquiry, allowing anyone, anywhere to directly support research that they care about. </li></ul>
  2. 3. How SciFlies Works
  3. 4. Benefits to Researchers <ul><li>Micro donations make hundreds of research projects possible – projects that would otherwise have to wait for funding or not be funded at all. </li></ul><ul><li>Research projects that are limited in time and scope and for which small dollars are required will be possible through SciFlies funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers gain more visibility, connect with a wider audience of donors and enhance public knowledge of their work. </li></ul><ul><li>Funds from SciFlies donors can speed the progress of investigation and lead to faster scientific breakthroughs. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Benefits to Institutions <ul><li>Raise the national status of participating institutions or companies to a higher level. </li></ul><ul><li>Elevate the reputation of the university/institution or business for embracing innovative funding models. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance exploratory research and development which leads to greater discovery, more publications and an increase in intellectual property and patent production. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Benefits to Donors <ul><li>The general public has an easy and cost-effective way to advance scientific research that personally appeals to them. </li></ul><ul><li>People learn about and fund a scientist and his/her work, thereby becoming more engaged with ground-breaking research. </li></ul><ul><li>100% of public donations go to the research institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens connect to and build their own personal portfolio of scientific research projects. </li></ul>
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