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Thank you to our British Science Week 2017 partners and sponsors!

British Science Week is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that features a range of fascinating, entertaining and engaging national, regional and local events across the UK.

With thanks to the following partners and supporters, British Science Week 2017 is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.

Current Partners

British Science Week is supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, enabling us to deliver this large grassroots campaign that aims to position science as a fundamental part of culture and society, and reaches a diverse range of audiences, including those from disadvantaged communities and people who would not usually engage in science activities.


This British Science Week, 3M is working with the British Science Association to showcase innovation and science in our everyday life through a series of activities across the UK.



Yakult UK is the headline sponsor for Run the Solar System – an immersive running App featuring a 10k race through space, which will be available to anyone, anywhere to download for free during British Science Week – and a live 10k event in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 11 March.

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Demo Day is supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, enabling us to encourage demonstrations in the classroom – inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.  We are delighted that this year, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation is also supporting a new photo challenge linked to their Technicians Make it Happen campaign.

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This year, support from the The Horners’ Company has enabled us to support Demo Day activity in Primary Schools too.  Participation in Demo Day in Primary Schools has been growing year-on-year and so we are pleased to be able to focus activity to encourage even more teachers to run a science demonstration in class during the Week.


We’re pleased to once again have the support of Project Mc2, a brand that aims to encourage young people – particularly girls – that science and technology can be fun through savvy, science-inspired play. Based on S.T.E.A.M, the brand includes a fashion doll line with experiments you can do at home, science-based accessories, and a Netflix original entertainment show.




We are delighted that the Royal Mail is once again showing its support for British Science Week through a special post mark. Look out for it on mail you receive between 11 –  18 March.


This year, we have a special partnership with Penguin UK’s Puffin imprint to celebrate the publication of a special companion book to George’s Marvellous MedicineGeorge’s Marvellous Experiments. You can preview some of the experiments in our activity packs, and they should also help you have a Marvellous Demo Day!


Behind the Scenes of British Science

During British Science Week a range of organisations, attractions, operation sites and laboratories throw open their doors to show off the fascinating science, engineering and innovation that goes on – often behind closed doors.  Behind the Scenes of British Science also aims to reveal science at the heart of the places you’d least expect to find it.  Check out our Events listings and search the tag ‘Behind the Scenes’ to find opportunities near you.

Our Behind the Scenes 2017 partners are:


Competitions and prizes

We are also able to offer a range of prizes (for Poster Competition winners) and incentives (to encourage schools to pledge to participate in Demo Day and share their demos via social media) thanks to the following partners:


Help us make British Science Week go with a bang!

British Science Week provides a platform to stimulate and support teachers, STEM professionals, science communicators and the general public to produce and participate in STEM events and activities across the UK.

Last year, British Science Week featured over 5,000 events, reaching over 1 million participants. The national campaign attracts a large volume of media coverage and social media exposure.


We have a range of partnership opportunities for corporate partners these include:

  • Title sponsorship of British Science Week;
  • Associate sponsorship, targeting particular audiences through support of the BSW Schools Programme or Community Programme;
  • Sponsorship of particular highlight activity or component of the Week’s celebrations: for instance the Poster Competition (last year over 12,000 students entered), Behind the Scenes of British Science (showcasing the amazing and fantastic science, technology and engineering that takes place all over the UK), or our BSW Digital Badges.


  • Fantastic branding opportunities, print and online (on activity packs, marketing collateral and promotional materials)
  • Your message and branding through British Science Association’s far reaching social media channels
  • Employee engagement through participation in events
  • Association with a powerful and respected brand
  • The opportunity to reach a range of audiences.

For more information on how to support British Science Week please contact Preeti Baid in the British Science Association’s Development Team.