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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Shopping for knowledge at Slovenia’s first Science…

The Centre for Participatory Research, Slovenia’s first Science Shop, has been established at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana.  It is one of ten new Science Shops being set up part of the EU Horizon 2020 SciShops…

Visit to Open Science Hub in Portugal

Following the SciShops’ consortium meeting in Madrid, four partners visited the Open Science Hub - Portugal, a Science Shop located in Portugal. Here they explored the building and its surroundings, learned about the…

New resources to support Science Shops

T he EU SciShops project has been busy producing a range of resources to support both new and established Science Shops, which address various aspects of setting up and running a Science Shop and take into account different…

Cyprus gets co-creative to tackle challenges

During 2018, two co-creation events were organised in Cyprus under the framework of SciShop.eu. They engaged diverse stakeholders and tested formats for identifying and solving challenges using a collaborative and quick-win…

Case study: The Research Shop at the Community…

The Research Shop is based at the University of Guelph in Canada. Running since 2008, it is a well-established science shop with close relationships with many local community organisations. Community research projects are…

Case study: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)…

The UOC Science Shop is an e-science shop based in Barcelona, Spain, at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, an online university. The process of setting the science shop up began in January 2017 and it is currently piloting…

Case study: Social Innovation Institute Science Shop

The Social Innovation Institute Science Shop is based in Vilnius, Lithuania at the Institute of Social Innovations. It is a relatively young science shop (the first in Lithuania), set up in 2013 as a  non-profit organisation…

Case study: InterMEDIU Bucharest

InterMEDIU Bucharest is a university-based science shop at the University Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania. Founded in 2002, it has been steadily running for 15 years, carrying out between three to four projects a year.…

Case study: Ibercivis Foundation

The Ibercivis Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in the city of Zaragoza in Spain. Formally established in 2008, it has developed expertise in citizen science running numerous projects involving participatory…

Case study: Adam Mickiewicz University’s Science…

The first Polish science shop is based at the Faculty of Political Studies & Journalism at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznań, Poland. It is a new science shop, currently in the process of being set up as part of…

Case study: Wissenschaftsladen Potsdam

Wissenschaftsladen Potsdam e.V. is a science shop based in Potsdam, Germany. It was founded in 2011 as an independent non-profit organisation and is active in applied research in natural sciences, engineering and science…

Case study: Malmö University Pop-up Science Shop

Malmö University in Sweden has set up a pop-up science shop to connect civil society organisations with researchers to tackle societal challenges. The concept was piloted twice during 2017 as part of a regional social…

Case study: Science Shop Language, Culture and…

The Science Shop Language, Culture and Communication is part of the Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen, Netherlands. It was set up in 1986, so it is well-established and reflects a long-lasting tradition of…