Project Partners

The Do-it-Together Science Bus project is led by Waag Society and is part of the European project, “Doing It Together Science.” Within this project, research institutions work together with science galleries, museums and art institutions to engage as many people as possible with citizen science. By hosting innovative workshops, exhibitions and activities all around Europe the eleven partners show that citizen science is an accessible and fun way to explore the world around you.

Eutema

Eutema is a strategic research consultancy focusing on technology research and strategic research management.

European Citizen Science Association

The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is a non-profit association set up to encourage the growth of the Citizen Science movement in Europe. It draws on 200 individual and organizational members from over 28 countries across the European Union and beyond. Launched during the EU GREEN WEEK in June 2013, ECSA has grown from an informal network of researchers and communicators interested in Citizen Science into the European reference network of Citizen Science initiatives.

Kersnikova

The Kersnikova Institute (KI) is a non-for-profit organization that produces, incubates, facilitates and displays investigative artistic practices and projects, creates a public debate, engages citizens through art & science, stimulates a critical understanding of the time we live in and educates. It combines various venues: Kapelica Gallery, a platform for contemporary investigative art; the wetlab BioTehna, a platform of Artistic Research of Life System and Rampa, hackerspace and open education lab. The KI is connected to the European networks and institutions, which represent the intersection of art, science, technology and society. Kersnikova has produced numerous historic surpluses, making it the most award-winning institutions in Europe, thematized the society of knowledge and technologies.

Medialab-Prado

Medialab-Prado, a citizen laboratory for the production, research and dissemination of cultural projects that explore collaborative forms of experimentation and learning that have emerged from digital networks.

MERITUM

The Center for Training and Personal Development MERITUM is a Polish association founded in 1999. Its mission is to build civil society and improve the quality of human resources with respect for principles of sustainable development.

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is a federal scientific institutionsituated in Brussels. Through its four major missions: Scientific research into natural sciences; Scientific expertise at the service of the public authorities; Conservation and management of scientific and heritage collections; Dissemination of scientific knowledge in society it is both active as a research organisation with more than 150 scientists and as a Museum welcoming more than 300 000 visitors a year. Its researchers are mainly biologists, palaeontologists and geologists, but also oceanographers, anthropologists, prehistorians and archaeologists, as well as geographers, physicists, bio-engineers and mathematicians, which enables it to conduct multidisciplinary research. Its main lines of research are Biodiversity and mechanisms involved in the evolution of life; Land, freshwater and marine ecosystems; History of life, the climate and human installations; Geology of Belgium and modelling the North Sea.

Tekiu

Tekiu Ltd is SME in UK in the business of policy engagement through knowledge transfer, technical visits, workshop facilitation and international network building.

University of Geneve – Bioscope

The Bioscope is part of the University of Geneva’s Scienscope a series of public laboratories that offers schools and the general public a new way to discover the world of scientific research through practical activities. At the Bioscope, the acquisition of knowledge and skills goes beyond learning-by-doing to learning-by-discovering. It is a space where participants can tinker, invent, explore, and generally chart their own paths to answering the questions that fascinate them most – just like real scientist.

Part lab, part classroom, part hacker-space – the Bioscope brings together innovative models of teaching, learning and discovery in the context of biological research.

Université Paris Descartes

Université Paris Descartes is a multidisciplinary university devoted to Health and Humanities and is one of the most important research centres in France. In 2010, the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan ranked UPD as the first French University, for its excellence in medical research. It has 37, 000 students including 1,500 PhD students in 13 graduate schools, with more than 1,300 researchers and 2,000 lecturer-researchers in 82 research units. Research covers a very wide range in humanities and social sciences, psychology, law and economics, biology, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, chemistry, and mathematics and computer sciences at the interface with biomedical sciences. The spectrum of human phenomena addressed by research at UPD ranges from reproduction and early development of the embryo to the build-up of the psyche and its connections with family and society, including the rules and conventions governing collective life and individual rights.

University College London

The Extreme Citizen Science Department at University College London (UCL), UK, works with citizens at local levels around the world to design new technologies and practices to create new knowledge and to improve the environment and people’s lives. Citizens without Borders – within which the activities are organised is a community London-based group committed to highlighting the power of ordinary people’s capacity to act as civic agents. It is about co-creating purposeful experiences that enrich our understanding of ourselves, the world around us, and our relationship(s) to it. It is about honing our critical thinking and co-creating new ways of knowing, seeing and doing.

Waag Society

Waag Society—institute for art, science and technology—is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 22 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation.

The activities of Doing It Together Science are organized at Waag Society’s Open WetLab: a leading place for bio-art, biodesign and do-it-together biology in the heart of Amsterdam. In a range of projects artists, designers, scientists, hackers and the public work together.

The Lab regularly organizes well-visited Meet-ups for their Dutch DIY Bio group, open-evenings and Do-It-Together Bio workshops. Beside that, artists and students can work in the lab as artistic researcher-in-residence and new biohackers are trained at the BioHack Academy: an international highly acclaimed course for biohackers, initiated by Pieter van Boheemen. The BioHack Academy learns individuals to build their own lab, create bio experiments, and teaches the basics of synthetic biology and critical reflection.

Waag Society has realized the Science Bus in collaboration with the other partners of Doing It Together Science.

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