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Sponsors and Partners

By sponsoring one of our programmes your company can benefit from the enhanced profile and positioning the sponsorship will bring.  All our programmes are rigorously evaluated and are demonstrably effective. 

Please click below to view our current sponsors for each of our main programmes.

We welcome sponsors for:

British Science Festival
“In terms of providing science-related news stories, there is no other event in the UK to compare to the British Science Festival. It provides a rich seam of stories and is invaluable to us as journalists in getting science stories out to the public.”
Roger Highfield, former editor, New Scientist


CREST Awards
“I believe one of the greatest benefits the British Science Association brings is its efforts to enthuse young people about science”
Professor Robert Winston


National Science & Engineering Week
“NSEW has had a huge effect. The children still talk about it and are fired up about science. The teachers have shared expertise and built relationships.”
Head teacher

“It makes you feel like a super hero.”
“I was wandering round everywhere and smiling, it was really fun!”
(Year 2-3 students)


National Science + Engineering Competition

"I think the National Science + Engineering Competition is a superb opportunity to find out whether you want to become a scientist or engineer."

Professor Brian Cox OBE Physicist and TV Presenter


Science Communication Conference (a Science in Society programme)
“The conference was well organised and the opportunities to network were absolutely phenomenal”
Science Communication Conference attendee

Why not be a sponsor of the British Science Festival 2014?

“The Festival does two things; first of all it brings people in to see the wonders of science and particularly young people, and secondly it listens to the anxieties and concerns they have, so that they become part of that science.”  Professor Robert Winston

“The Festival does two things; first of all it brings people in to see the wonders of science and particularly young people, and secondly it listens to the anxieties and concerns they have, so that they become part of that science.”  Professor Robert Winston

“Because it (the Festival) is so big and because you get the best academics from around the country working in every field you can come and see the cutting edge delivered by the people who are doing it.”  Professor Brian Cox

We are currently looking for sponsors to be involved and support the Festival in 2014, when we visit Birmingham in partnership with the University of Birmingham. The British Science Festival is the largest science event in Europe and offers exciting opportunities for companies. We work closely with all of our sponsors to tailor a package to meet your objectives and budget.

For a taste of the British Science Festival please watch our short video at the top of the page.

Below are just a few examples of the opportunities the Festival offers: 

  • Opportunity for your company to be involved in Festival programming - highlighting your current agenda, or to support a high-profile Festival event
  • High visibility for your company’s brand through the Festival’s marketing campaign and at the event
  • Promote your company to diverse audiences - general public, school children, university students, policy makers, professionals, scientists and government
  • Opportunity to network with the press, as all the leading science journalists attend the Festival

The British Science Festival

  • Is Europe's largest, longest-established and most media-worthy science event. Typically the Festival hosts over 200 events, with over 350 of the world's leading scientists, social scientists, technologists, engineers and science communicators.
  • The Festival averages 40,000-50,000 attendences each year.
  • With a reach of many millions through the resulting media coverage. Over 100 of the press register for the Festival each year and many travel to report directly from the host city. In 2012 total global opportunities to see or hear about the Festival via print or broadcast outlets totalled: 160,180,498 with a total advertising equivalent ratio of UK print and broadcast coverage of £1,202,210.

For more information on the benefits and opportunities for sponsoring the British Science Festival please contact:
Aoine Saunders, Corporate Partnerships Manager
or Joseph Byrne, Corporate Partnerships Executive 
or Chris Yarrington, Corporate & Trusts Partnerships Executive