Enhancing the Responsible and Sustainable Expansion of the Science Shop Ecosystem in Europe

AWARENESS

Raise awareness on benefits of starting a science shop by different types of organizations and benefits of working with science shops in research projects

GUIDANCE

Knowledge content for science shops and organizations willing to start one, such as guide for establishment and running, training of science shop staff.

COLLABORATION

Twinning, matchmaking and collaboration between science shops, public, research institutes.

SHOWCASING

Showcasing an extensive database of science shops and similar entities with their different structure and expertise.

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A week full of inspiration, information and…

The seaside town of Castelldefels near Barcelona was the location of SciShops’ first summer school held from 16 to 20 July 2018. As the Spanish sun beat down outside, SciShops’ partners were hard at work learning everything…

World Café: Strengthening Farm Direct Marketing…

When setting up a Science Shop there are many decisions that need to be taken about how the Science Shop will operate. How will it be staffed and funded? Where will it be located? Who will carry out the projects? Will it have…

Case study: Living Lab for Health, Spain

The Living Lab for Health at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute in Spain carries out multi-stakeholder engagement processes such as community-based participatory research and educational programmes for health promotion…

Interview with Helen Garrison from Vetenskap &…

Meet Helen Garrison, Project & Communications Manager at the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science), talking about their involvement in the SciShops project. Q: Firstly, tell us a bit about VA (Public…

Interview with Jan Kleibrink from Handelsblatt…

Meet Jan Kleibrink, Head of Economic Analysis at Handelsblatt, talking about their involvement in the SciShops project. Q: Firstly, tell us a bit about Handelsblatt Research Institute Handelsblatt Media Group is one of the…

The building blocks of Science Shops – new…

When setting up a Science Shop there are many decisions that need to be taken about how the Science Shop will operate. How will it be staffed and funded? Where will it be located? Who will carry out the projects? Will it have…

Understanding the impact of Science Shops – new…

Improved knowledge. Increased awareness. New/strengthened relationships. These are the three main types of impacts that Science Shops have on their communities, identified in a new report by the EU Horizon 2020 SciShops.eu…

SciShops’ experiences at the 8th Living Knowledge…

Budapest was the location of the 8th Living Knowledge conference that took place at the end of May 2018. The conference provided SciShops partners with an opportunity to present some of the project’s work so far and gain…

Meet the Team – Interview with Elías Sanz Casado…

Members of INAECU, including Elías Sanz Casado (fourth from left) Professor Elías Sanz Casado, Head of the research institute INAECU, who is leading the Carlos III University of Madrid’s participation in SciShops, talks…

Interview with Katalin Kalai from Bay Zoltán Ltd

Meet Katalin Kalai, a Project Manager at the Hungarian research organisation Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd, one of SciShops’ project partners. Q: Firstly, tell us a bit about your organisation, Bay Zoltán Ltd. Bay Zoltán…

Science Shop case study: UTS Shopfront

UTS Shopfront Community Program is a science shop based at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Since it was set up in 1996, UTS Shopfront has facilitated more than 1000 successful projects completed by UTS…

Science Shop case study: Interchange, Liverpool

Interchange is a registered charity based at one of its partner organisations, the University of Liverpool in the UK. Interchange acts as a broker between Voluntary Community Organisations (VCOs) who have research and/or work…

Exploring ways to make research more participatory…

Researchers and representatives of local NGOs and communities in Lithuania came together to find new ways of making research more participatory and responsible at SciShops’ first co-creation event. The event, held on 22 March…