The Initiative supports modest projects that facilitate research collaborations between researchers and user organizations, such as private or public research funders or universities or other research organizations employing scientists.  The projects funded in 2018 are:


Evaluating the Career Impact of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships

Charles Ayoubi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Michele Pezzoni, University of Nice

Fabiana Visentin, University of Maastricht


Risk Perception and Crowdfunding of Scientific Projects

Chiara Franzoni, Politecnico di Milano

Henry Sauerman, European School of Management and Technology, Berlin


Research Collaboration with Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Adam Jaffe, Brandeis University and MIT


How Public Investment in Science and Technology Translates into Commercial Value

Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Emilio Raiteri, Eindhoven University of Technology


The Impact of Funding Proposals’ Acceptance or Rejection on Scientific Progress

Valentina Tartari, Copenhagen Business School

Hans Christian Kongsted, Copenhagen Business School