We invite you to support our work in helping to develop employability skills and raise the aspirations of the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists by sponsoring our work.

Opportunities for sponsorship include:

Primary & Secondary School Workshops

SETPOINT Hertfordshire have been providing high-quality, fun, educational workshops to local schools for over 35 years.

Workshops cover all age groups and abilities and every area of STEM

Sponsor a workshop

that closely matches your own aims or area of business, or support a group of local schools.
Contact: [email protected]

CREST Awards

The CREST Awards scheme is run nationally by the British Science Association, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5-to-19-year olds.

CREST Awards gives pupils the chance to participate in hands-on science through investigations and enquiry-based learning, supporting them to solve real-life STEM challenges through practical investigation and discussion. Cost for submitting project work for an award start at just £1 per pupil, rising to £20 for a Gold Award.

We encourage companies and STEM Ambassadors to link their own activities to CREST criteria, to give an extra sense of achievement to pupils.

Sponsor CREST Awards

Awards for local schools or a particular project
Contact: [email protected]

K’Nex Challenge

Our popular annual K’nex Challenge provides primary school children in Hertfordshire and Luton with an introduction to the exciting world of engineering and technology. The challenge is suitable for children of all abilities and is run by STEM Ambassadors who are trained to deliver the sessions in school.

The challenge requires the pupils to design and build a solution to a problem that is given to the children on the day, developing their problem-solving skills, using creativity as well as early project management skills.
Last year, more than 150 schools took part in this low-cost and exciting activity, valued by both teachers and pupils.

Sponsor the K’nex Challenge

or volunteer to deliver a session in your local school.
Contact: [email protected]

British Science Week

British Science Week is a nationally-recognised initiative led by the British Science Association each March. We offer free events and activities to schools across the region:

Secondary School Lecture Series

Lectures given by inspiring and enthusiastic volunteer scientists and engineers and other STEM experts from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are also STEM Ambassadors.


The Primary Paper Engineering Challenge

Whole primary schools can participate in this annual challenge. In 2020, ~20,000 pupils took part from the East of England.

To sponsor our British Science Week

activities, or offer an expert talk,
contact: [email protected]

Special Events

We organise many special events throughout the year – for example our STEM Inspiration Week offering students aged 13 – 15 the chance to hear about STEM careers with local companies.

Become a valued partner

Help us achieve our aims by offering presentations and/or sponsorship
To discuss collaboration, contact: [email protected]

Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements offer students in Year 12 (aged 17-18) the opportunity to work alongside scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists for four to six weeks of their summer holiday. The students work on a specific project and at the end produce a report and attend a Celebration event. Most students also go on to achieve a Gold CREST Award for their work.

STEMPOINT East act as regional co-ordinators and place more than 200 students each summer in high-quality placements that offer students hands-on experience with experts.

Students are carefully matched on academic criteria and their subject interest and STEMPOINT East support both the students and their supervisors throughout the process. Students from low income backgrounds and those who will be the first in their family to go to university are prioritised.

There is no direct cost to your organisation – in-kind support is through your time to support a young person with a research project.

Could you supervise a student with a STEM project?

With thanks to all the organisations that have supported us in 2019/2020

Adama Robotics
Affinity Water
Airbus Defence & Space, Stevenage
Anglia Ruskin University
Birkbeck University
Brunel University
Buckinghamshire New University
Causeway Education
Centre for Justice Innovation
Christine Shurrock
City, University of London
Cranfield University Herts
Diamond Light Source Ltd
Earlham Institute
Education Policy Institute
Environment Agency –  Hertfordshire and North London Area
Frontier EconomicsGlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage & Ware
Healthwatch Lambeth
Imperial College London
Institute of Physics East of England
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
John Innes Centre
King’s College London
Kingston University
Leonardo, Luton
Lister Hospital
Lockheed Martin, Ampthill
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London South Bank University
Luton Council
MBDA, Stevenage
Meinhardt ltd
Mitsubishi Electric, Hatfield
Morrisons Utility Services
Nissan Technical Centre Europe
Norfolk & Norwich Hospital

Oxford Brookes University
Pathway Careers Training & Mentoring
Queen Mary University of London
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Roche, Welwyn Garden City
Rotary Clubs
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden
Royal Holloway, University of London
Royal Veterinary College – Camden Campus
Royal Veterinary Hospital
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour
Scottish Power Renewables
Sense about science
Sosei Heptares Therapeutics
ST Robotics
Starlight STEM Limited
The Aviatrix Project
The Babraham Institute
The Brilliant Club
The Edge Foundation
The Open University
The University of Buckingham
UCL Great Omond Street Institute of Child Health
University College London
University of Bedfordshire
University of Cambridge
University of East Anglia
University of Essex
University of Hertfordshire
University of Oxford
University of Reading
University of Surrey
University of Westminster
Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
Wellcome Sanger Institute
Willmott Dixon, Hitchin & Letchworth