I would love to see NATO use a tailored Kickstarter in order to privately crowdfund IT projects. The procurement process for NATO is understandably challenging. With this Kickstarter implementation in place they can have an online venue to both promote their projects and try to raise the funding they need from interested investors. This Kickstarter application could also have filters that open up investment opportunities to military schools within the allied countries. This would be perfect for any IT investments associated with training (ie serious games,simulation, and modelling). Imagine too if this Kickstarter app had a Groupon feature such that if more than X number of investors are landed, the cost of each investment goes down as part of a package deal.As a riff off of this idea, you can also use a prediction market to gauge 'market sentiment' on investments.