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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Case study: The Research Shop at the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Case study: Institut für…

The Institut für gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Forschung, Bildung & Information (FBI) is a non-profit association located in Innsbruck, Austria. It is a small organisation, influenced by the science shop model, that has…

Case study: European University…

European University Cyprus (EUC) Science Shop is a science shop based at the European University Cyprus, a small independent university. It is the first science shop in Cyprus. It was founded in 2011 and had implemented 20…

Case study: Bonn Science Shop

Bonn Science Shop is a science shop based in Bonn, Germany. It was founded in 1984 as an independent non-profit organisation and is active in applied research in several topics. It is one of the longest-running German…

SciShops’ first Summer School…

Community-based participatory research, responsible research and innovation, communication and dissemination, stakeholder engagement and business and operational models were just some of the topics of workshops run during the…

World Café: Strengthening Farm Direct…

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,…

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…