The Université de Lyon's Science Shop provides a link between the research community and civil society. It enables the general public to benefit from the expertise of a scientific team to get answers to questions related to societal issues and IDEX areas of excellence.

The Université de Lyon, as a member of the international 'Living Knowledge' network, has taken a proactive role in establishing a French-speaking network of Science Shops. It is also developing a laboratory of social innovation and is involved in a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) campaign promoted by the European Commission.

The Science Shop is supported by IDEXLYON.