InSPIRES - Ingenious Science shops to promote Participatory Innovation, Research and Equity in Science

The InSPIRES project is co-designing, jointly piloting, implementing and rolling out innovative models for Science Shops. The main goal of this 4-year project is to build effective cooperation between science and society by supporting the growth of Science Shops and enabling the expansion of responsible participatory research and innovation in Europe and abroad, in order to tackle key societal challenges that affect the world population. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 741677.


The Athena Institute is leader of the Work Package 3, namely Co-Creating the Development and Piloting new SS models and methods. This work package will co-develop new methodologies that make existing SS more collaborative and inclusive and that better accomplish the process as described by Responsible Research and Innovation, Open Science and Impact Evaluation requirements.

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Our Research Team

Marjolein ZweekhorstProf. Marjolein Zweekhorst

Eduardo UriasDr. Eduardo Urias

Seda MuftugilDr. Seda Muftugil Yalcin

Floor VogelsFloor Vogels