Applications to exhibit at the Summer Science Exhibition 2020 are now closed. Our call for proposals for the 2021 exhibition will open in May 2020.
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Each year over 14,000 members of the public, including 2,500 school students, visit the Summer Science Exhibition. Many more are reached through coverage on TV, in the media and online.
The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to raise the profile of your research and institution with key influencers, including potential funders, government and the public. We welcome proposals from researchers in academia, industry and in between, as long as the project lead is UK-based.
Learn more about the process and benefits of exhibiting at the Summer Science Exhibition.
- Opening date for proposals: 7 May 2019
- Closing date for proposals: 3pm on 10 September 2019
- Proposal results announced: Late October 2019
- Planning Day: 25 November 2019
- Exhibition set-up: 4 - 5 July 2020
- Exhibition: 6 - 12 July 2020
- Exhibition break-down: 13 July 2020
Writing your proposal
The Summer Science Exhibition Committee will invite 21 research exhibits to take part in the 2020 Summer Science Exhibition.
They aim to select exhibits that cover a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. Three groups will also be selected as reserves.
Selection will be based on:
- Quality and cutting edge science
The most important component: the science on show should be novel, robust and ground-breaking
- Interactive and hands-on elements
Wherever possible, exhibits should contain elements that visitors can touch and try out to understand the scientific concepts behind the research
- Interest to a broad audience
The most successful exhibits are those that are relevant to visitors or their experiences
Learn more about exhibiting at the Summer Science Exhibition or read our guide for industry exhibitors.
If you have any questions, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44 20 7451 2582.
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