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Science shops establishment guide

  • September 2019
  • Education & learning
  • Practical guide or toolkit
Science shops establishment guide

Published in 2018 and produced by the SciShops project, this guide on establishing a Science Shop looks at the main aspects of establishing and running a Science Shop, taking into account different types of organisational models of Science Shops.

It explores how to develop your own Science Shop model; the steps that need to be undertaken to establish a Science Shop; and the various aspects of running a Science Shop, such as staffing, funding, managing projects, etc. It also discusses some of the challenges that can be encountered along the way with suggestions of how to overcome them.

It also includes a planning tool – the SciShops.eu Project Model Canvas (based on a Business canvas) to help you develop a business plan for your Science Shop.

PDF downloadable here


  • science shop
  • Toolkit
  • H2020 project