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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Inspiring collaborations between universities and…

Science Shops can be an effective model for developing mutually beneficial relationships between academia and society. By working together to find solutions to societal issues, students/researchers get to work on real-life…

New Austrian Science Shop gets co-creative in…

Since its establishment, ScienceShop.at (the Science Shop established by SYNYO in Austria) has been working closely together with the national AAL (Ambient Assisted Living), IoT (Internet of Things) and Open Knowledge…

KU Leuven Science Shop pilots project on Social…

The KU Leuven pilot project in the framework of SciShops.eu is exploring how teachers in Flanders deal with controversial topics and challenges related to religious and cultural diversity in the classroom (integration,…

German Climathon brings citizens together to develop…

As a pilot project under the framework of SciShops.eu, the Wuppertal Institute helped to organise Climathon Wuppertal, a  community-based participatory research event that took place on 26 October 2018. Climathon is a global…

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…