THE BIG ASK:

Headline Sponsor

At EDF Energy we know that if Scotland is to address the energy challenges of the future it needs to have a workforce with strong skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

That is why, as well as being Scotland’s largest generator of low carbon electricity, we are also investing in the next generation of Scottish minds.

We want to challenge perceptions and see people from a bigger variety of backgrounds take up STEM studies and careers. It is this shared vision that that makes us so excited to be powering SmartSTEMs.

This new partnership is part of our wider commitment to education. Each year we welcome thousands of schools children through the doors of our visitor centres at Hunterston B and Torness where our guides talk them through how electricity is made before taking them on a tour of the power station.

Hundreds of Scottish schools are registered with our online education programme, The Pod and we run the Pretty Curious campaign which encourages girls to consider STEM subjects and careers. At the end of last year we welcomed more than 350 girls to a series of hands-on workshops in Edinburgh where they were able to hear from female STEM role models and get creative with technology.

EDF Energy is proud to be working with SmartSTEMs and hope that the events over the next few months will inspire hundreds more girls to consider pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or maths.


Founding Sponsor

Seric was the founding partner of SmartSTEMs and is still very much a driving force providing inspirational speakers, workshops and exhibitions at many of the HUB events. The ethos of Seric is a major factor in both the clients that choose to partner with Seric and the individuals that choose to work for Seric. The conscious actions we have chosen, the approach we take, and our contributions as corporate citizens are all a reflection of our approach to business. Our areas of charitable focus are centred activities delivering in inclusion, young people and education. Seric also provide support to SmartSTEMs with book keeping and admin staff.


Champion Sponsor

SmartSTEMs has been a vital part of J.P. Morgan’s Youth Engagement Strategy as a part of its Tech for Social Good programs. SmartSTEMs allows J.P. Morgan to reach thousands of students to promote STEM and computer science careers and academic opportunities to an underrepresented demographic. The program also allows J.P. Morgan staff to utilise their expertise as volunteers at SmartSTEMs events, thus allowing them to give back to the communities they live and work and inspire the next generation of technology talent.


Star Supporters

Supporters