Partnering with Industry

From coal mining to data mining, the North East of England’s proud connection to the STEM industries is as strong today as it’s ever been.

We work closely with a wide range of companies and education partners who are investing in the future by nurturing and inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Filling the skills gap

The skills gap faced by the STEM industries is well documented, as is the shortage of engineers. We are focused on developing home-grown talent to power the continued growth of the sector.

Support we offer includes:

  • Nuffield Research Placements – this year we’ll create opportunities for 50 young people in partnership with the Nuffield Foundation to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians through the summer as a way of enriching their STEM education
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities – we design bespoke events and activities to enable companies to meet their objectives
  • Public engagement activities – our team is adept at designing creative ways to communicate science to the public with relevance as well as with real impact
  • Continual professional development (CPD) and resources for teachers


Our strength lies in our creativity and wealth of experience. We specialise in designing bespoke packages of support to address your specific science communication needs – challenge us to meet your objectives!