Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG) 

Thanks to the Royal Academy of Engineering (our main funder 2014-2016) we’ve been awarded an Ingenious Grant to run 6 more zones in 2016 and 2017 covering all areas of engineering. The grant is also to produce marketing materials, to develop the website, and widen participation in the event to schools that receive few in person visits from STEM professionals.

RAENG are the UK’s national academy for engineering, and bring together engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering.

To date the RAENG have funded: Energy Zone, Health Zone, High Performance ZoneTransport Zone, Water Zone, Cities Zone, Apprentice Zone, Health Zone, Safety Zone, Transport Zone, Environment Zone, Fuel Zone, Robotics Zone, Metre ZoneAerospace Zone, Environment Zone and Kilogram Zone.

In November 2016 they are funding 2 zones: Motor Zone and Apprentice Zone.


Funder: Wellcome TrustWT

We’re running 8 zones on biomedical engineering themes between 2014 and 2017, thanks to a People Award from the Wellcome Trust.

The Wellcome Trust are dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. They support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Wellcome’s public engagement grants are intended to promote interest, excitement and debate around science and society. With this grant we hope to show that engineering is not just about Maths and Physics. Biology and Chemistry play a very large part too.

Wellcome biomedical zones to date: Food Zone, Health Zone, Artificial Body Zone, Hospitals Zone, Food Zone, Surgery ZoneHealth Zone and Water Zone.

In November 2016 they are funding the Diagnosis Zone.

UK_Space_Agency.svg_Funder:  UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency is responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provide a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions.

A key goal in the current UK space strategy is to increase awareness among the general public of the UK’s space programme and of the role that space plays in everyday life.

Thanks to funding from the UK Space Agency’s Space for all community funding scheme we ran Space for All Zone in June 2015, and in November 2016 we will be running Space Zone.


Previous Funders:

Institution of Engineering and Technology  – Communications Zone

Engineering Education Grant Scheme (IET and IMechE) – Production Zone and Energy Zone

UK Space Agency – Space for All Zone

Science and Technology Facilities Council – Measurement ZoneDetection Zone, Space Zone, Apprentice Zone, Energy Zone, Kelvin Zone.