The European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) is a research centre within Utrecht University. It has a central role in guiding the international research agenda on alternative finance, supporting financial inclusion and access to finance. ECAF is a joint initiative of Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.), CrowdfundingHub and Sustainable Finance Lab.


Adam Smith Hall
11 April 2018
Ronald Kleverlaan, founding director of ECAF supports this collaboration, financed by the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs.
11 April 2018
The grant allows the group to establish a pan-European research consortium around the dynamics of crowdfunding.
Shaking hands for cooperation between ECAF and Symbid
10 July 2017
The European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) announces a collaboration with leading equity crowdfunding platform Symbid.

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