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

EXPANDING THE EUROPEAN SCIENCE SHOP ECOSYSTEM

EXPANDING COMMUNITY RESEARCH

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.

PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT ROAD MAP

January 2018

SciShops.eu goes online.

March 2018

Additional knowledge, materials & infographics are added.

May 2018

European Stakeholder Map & an Expert Navigator are implemented.

June 2018

Training set up Utilities & Search Tools are implemented.

August 2018

Additional materials, tools and contents are added.

RECENTLY ADDED

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 project needs, and students at the University of Liverpool, who wish to conduct applied social research as part of their degrees. It is a well-established science shop, which has been running since 1993, and undertakes around 25 projects a year. Background The concept behind Interchange was originally conceived in 1993 by two academics, David and Irene Hall, working at…