We welcome applications to the Summer Science Exhibition from industry organisations, in addition to academic institutions. The most successful and impactful exhibits tend to be those that are collaborations between academia and industry. We encourage groups to highlight these collaborations in their applications.
The Summer Science Exhibition is a showcase of the latest innovative science and technology research taking place around the UK. The science behind your work should therefore form the base of your application.
Exhibitors from industry may have different priorities from those applying from academic institutions.
The Summer Science Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for:
The cost of exhibiting varies a great deal, and effective exhibits can be delivered at a range of budgets. View a rough breakdown of costs.
This project is an investment for your company: we encourage exhibits to be designed for flexible reuse, and past exhibitors frequently have the opportunity to do so after the Exhibition.
The required time investment is variable, but is considerable. We understand industry scientists might find it difficult to flexibly devote time to the exhibition process. It can be effective to use a non-scientist project manager to lead and organise your group.
If time commitment is a concern, we recommend using external services as much as possible, including exhibition designers. Over the years we have built up a list of trusted companies that can help you deliver the exhibit you want and save you time.
Another effective strategy for saving time is to share the work with academic partners. See below for more detail, but the commonly more flexible schedules of academic researchers can provide the help you need.
Most of our exhibits are collaborations between research groups. That’s not to say you can’t exhibit alone, but partnerships between industry and academic researchers can provide an effective balance of funding and flexible staff availability. We would rather this be a true collaboration however, not just sponsorship.
At the Summer Science Exhibition, the focus is all on the amazing science and technology you have to show off. With that in mind, this is not a trade show or sales opportunity.
We require the people on your stand to be scientists, engineers and researchers who can explain the research, not sales representatives.
The call for proposals for the 2022 Summer Science Exhibition will open in May 2021 and close in September 2021.
Find out how to apply or learn more about exhibiting at the Summer Science Exhibition.
If you have any questions, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44 20 7451 2582.