About some information on research funding

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Hello all:

I need to ask this rocky question, if you want some funding for a research project and you are outside academic sphere currently , how to get it ?
Where to apply ?
And how to find team member, considering the project is a short one ?
What about patents ?

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H
 

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Are you going to tell us where you are and what field this is in? Or should we guess?
 
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Living in Lebanon
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I need to ask this rocky question, if you want some funding for a research project and you are outside academic sphere currently , how to get it ?
Where to apply ?
You'll probably need private funding, such as a bank loan.
And how to find team member, considering the project is a short one ?
What does that mean? Typically, if you need people to work on a project, you hire them.
What about patents ?
I don't know - what about patents?

Your questions are vague -- please be more specific/descriptive.
 
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I was asking if there is some way to get grants outside academia sphere , for research project,
then start to wonder, after that project is done if there is a patent produced , who will benefit from it?
 
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We're only slowly getting the question. You're interested in funding for something. Actually, it's funding in Lebanon for something. Actually, it's private funding in Lebanon. There are probably few experts in the Lebanese funding situation here, and if you are vague with your question, how can they help you?
 
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I was asking if there is some way to get grants outside academia sphere , for research project,
then start to wonder, after that project is done if there is a patent produced , who will benefit from it?
Then this is no different than asking someone, or some entity, to invest in your business or ideas.

The question of who will benefit from it is something that YOU have to sell. It is odd that you're asking us for it. YOU will have to be the one to sell your idea to potential investors and convince them one way or another that it is to their benefit to invest in your project.

After that, if someone takes the bait, then the agreement and legal issues will be between the two of you.

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No one will lend money on a speculative science project - why would anyone take the risk of losing all their money for a fixed return ? And from what revenue would interest payments be made?

If it’s pure research, partnering with someone in acedemia that is connected to whatever funding is available in your country is the only option

No foreign capital will want to take the risk of operating in Lebanon on top of the already high risk of a science-project type investment. If the research has commercial potential, there is an active venture capital industry in Israel.
 
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Thank you BMV and thank you Zapperz and of course vanadium 50
I am away from the business of ideas selling or buying ,so I really don't know how to benefit (my self on others ) from it .

I asked you because you must be the most experienced people in this field you saw with your own eyes commercialisation of alot of scientific projects , concepts and ideas .

I am currently away from the academic sphere and this project in my mind is small thing .

And I don't want to put it in some paper waiting for example few decades (like what happens with alot of scientific projects) until some one put them to use .

Of course if it is useful idea
H

P.S.
How to give people assurance it is not speculative scientific project:
 
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By the way it has been long time since I post on the forums and you guys still rocks like always
 
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