Science Shops come in many different shapes and sizes. There is no single model for a Science Shop and Science Shops need to build upon their strengths and the resources they have to hand.
The Science Shops Scenarios Collection produced by the SciShops project explores a number of different types of Science Shops (university-based, NPO-based, and business-based) and possible operational options relating to seven key aspects: Organisational model, Funding, Infrastructure, Coordination staff, Implementation staff, Project types, and Thematic scope.
For each of these aspects, the advantages and disadvantages of the identified options are discussed. In addition, several key developments in terms of challenges and opportunities are described for each key aspect, and how they can be managed.
All options and developments are illustrated using examples from existing Science Shops.
Read D4.1 Science shops scenarios collection