Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors and Partners

The greatest strength of the Festival is the unique alliance of partners and sponsors, who make Manchester Science Festival a vibrant celebration of all things related to science and innovation. We would like to thank all of the organisations, groups and people listed below who helped us to curate memorable experiences in 2016 where thousands of people explored, discovered and created science with us. It was a brilliant 11 days; 100s of incredible events, 10,000s smiles and curious questions from visitors, and a truly wonderful contribution from everyone involved.

2016 Headline sponsor

Siemens logo

Manchester Science Festival is proud to be part of the Curiosity Project by Siemens, a three-year engagement programme, aiming to inspire the next generation of engineers. For more information visit

2016 Lead educational sponsor

University of Salford logo

2016 Major sponsor

Waters Corporation logo

2016 Programme sponsor

Manchester Science Partnerships logo

United Utilities logo

2016 Supporters circle

Renold PLC, Mills and Reeve

2016 Programme partners and contributors

Albert Hall, Alzheimer’s Research UK, BBC Blue Room, BBC Natural History Unit, Big STEM Communications Network, British Heart Foundation, British Science Association, Cancer Research UK, Cape Farewell, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Chester Zoo, Cold Star Media, Comma Press, Corn Exchange, Dr David A. Kirby, Dr Melanie Windridge, EuroScience Open Forum, FutureEverything, Gallery Oldham, Ginfuelled, Gorilla, Grimm Up North, GROW, Guardian Live, HackManchester, Hall i’th Wood, Halle Concerts Society, Harvey Nichols Manchester, Health eResearch Centre, HeHe, Hey! Manchester, HOME, Institute of Physics, Invisible Dust, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Jorge Crecis, JuniorSTEM, Katie Steckles, Lancaster University, Lizzie King and Craig Tatters,, Low Four, Old Granada Studios, Lucy Burscough, Manchester 235, Manchester Camerata, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Manchester Girl Geeks, Manchester Libraries, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Museum, Manchester Polymer Group, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester Victoria Train Station, Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel, MESH, Met Office, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Natural Environment Research Council, New Manchester Walks, Nick Sayers, Oropendola Productions, Professor Jonathan Swinton, Public Service Broadcasting, Quarry Bank, Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival, Royal Exchange Theatre, Royal Institution, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Photographic Society, Royal Society, Same Difference, Scarlett Erskine, Science Museum, Science Showoff, Squirrel Nation, The Glass Gardener, The John Rylands Library, The Lowry, The Portico Library, The University of Manchester, The Whitworth, University of Bolton, University of Central Lancashire, University of Salford, Unlimited Theatre, UTC Bolton, Wythenshawe Forum Centre.