Athena Science Shop

Athena Science ShopAthena Science Shop supports non-profit organisations in all countries over the world by implementing research projects with a potential societal impact within the four research themes of Athena:

  • ‘Emerging Technologies and Society’
  • ‘Health, Wellbeing and Society’
  • ‘Sustainability and Society’
  • ‘Education for Science and Society’


Athena coordinates research projects for individuals, civil society organizations (CSO) and communities who aim to address real world problems or explore opportunities for a more sustainable future. In order to address the incoming questions, the research will be conducted by students supervised by Athena staff members.

In most cases the research includes active participation with the commissioner and various stakeholders, including communities. We offer projects for bachelor, master and research master students in the Netherlands as well as abroad.
If you are an organization that would like to pose a research question, or you are a student interested in conducting your thesis or internship in this field, please contact our Science Shop coordinator:
Floor Vogels (f.vogels@vu.nl).

The Athena Science Shop is a collaboration with the InSPIRES project and the Living Knowledge Network. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No. 741677.
InSPIRES - European Commission - Living Knowledge