Background and Baseline Research (Lead: ESSRG, Hungary)


The main challenges of this WP are (i) to understand the past and history of Science Shops from a transformative social innovation point of view, (ii) to identify their strengths and limitations in nurturing transformative social innovation, and (iii) to assess how science shops can build and capitalize on further public engagement activities, such as Science Cafés, in order to contribute to capacity building in social innovation.

Through these WP activities, we aim to answer the following questions: What learning ecosystems could best support science shops to prototype and explore new ways of science practices? How science shops can benefit from the best-valued practices to do more and better projects with civil society?

INTEGRATED DELIVERABLE 2.1: Results of a Systematic Literature Review – Analysis of the Interviews

This deliverable contains both: a) the results of a systematic literature review of Science Shop models; and b) the analysis of interviews conducted with emerging and established Science Shops, and similar science-society initiatives (80 interviews, 26 beyond Europe). Based on key findings of the qualitative interview’s analysis, we create a concept map of the “Science Shop at its best”, identifying leverages for the success of future initiatives and describe possible pathways.

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DELIVERABLE 2.3: Report on the potential Science Shop 2.0 Model (Transformative ambitions, impacts, social innovation potentials)

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This report gathers the results of a participatory-deliberative event (Nine-week online ideation and an open innovation session), provides and assessment of the transformative ambitions, potentials and impacts of science shops and envisions how to strengthen this potential for future development.