STEM

FOR BRITAIN

Exhibition of Posters by early-career research scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

2022

The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee would like to thank all those who supported STEM for BRITAIN 2021; without you the event would not have been possible!

SCI | Society of Chemical Industry

Established by Royal Charter in 1881, SCI is a unique multi-science and multi-disciplinary community.
Formed in 1881 by prominent scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs, SCI focuses on the promotion of science into industry for the benefit of society and supporting the commercialisation of science via new products and processes.
We deliver our charitable objective in the following ways:

Tackling global challenges across Agri-food, Energy, Environment, Health and Wellbeing, and Materials

Working through 30 Technical, Regional, International, and Special Interest Groups to investigate and look at opportunities to tackle global challenges and identify possible solutions.

Fostering Innovation through networking and education

SCI brings together a community of industrialists, academics and early career researchers via 250 technical conferences, webinars and informational events.

Supporting the commercial application of science into industry

Through our magazine Chemistry and Industry (C&I) and through our seven peer reviewed research journals.

Early Career Support: Bright SCIdea Challenge

SCI’s Bright SCIdea Challenge is an annual entrepreneurship competition which allows UK and ROI university students to develop and showcase their business skills. The Bright SCIdea challenge asks students to develop a plausible scientific concept that could be commercialised for the benefit of society. University teams receive free, accredited business planning training and are asked to submit a full business plan, detailing how their idea can be taken to market. Shortlisted teams are invited to pitch their idea to a panel of entrepreneurs and industrialists at the final to win a significant cash prize.
The competition provides fantastic opportunities for the competitors to grow their budding professional networks.

Early Career Support: The Westminster Medal SCI recognises the importance of supporting the future stars in Science, thus providing a range of support for early career scientists.

As well as offering career development and networking opportunities, training, mentoring and grants, SCI offers a range of recognition awards around many of the scientific areas in which we work. SCI supports the Westminster Medal in honour of former SCI London Group chair and founder of SET for BRITAIN (now STEM for BRITAIN), Dr Eric Wharton. The Medal is awarded each year to the early career scientist presenting the best poster at the event.

Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR)

The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR) is a major national centre for mathematical research, covering a broad range of areas in mathematics. Founded as a partnership with Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the University of Bristol has been HIMR’S principal academic partner since its creation in 2005.  Over the years it has attracted more than 200 mathematicians as members, including more than 90 research fellows from across some 25 UK universities.

The Heilbronn Institute’s activities include a two-day annual conference, attracting international mathematicians of the highest distinction, as well as a highly successful programme of events associated with its external research activities. The Institute also supports other high-profile mathematical meetings around the UK, including conferences, focused research groups and workshops.  Past and present contributors to the Institute’s work have included many highly distinguished mathematicians, including 10 Fellows of the Royal Society.

The Heilbronn Institute has facilities in Bristol, London and Manchester, and research areas of interest include Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics, Computational Statistics, Data Science, Number Theory, Probability, and Quantum Information.

The Institute typically has over 45 members at any one time, including established researchers on secondment and over 30 Postdoctoral Research Fellows. Researchers at the Institute split their time between working on fundamental problems of interest to GCHQ and their own personal research.

The Heilbronn Institute is named after Hans Heilbronn, a German émigré and distinguished number theorist who became Bristol’s Henry Overton Wills Professor of Mathematics before his move to North America in 1964.

For further information on the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research please visit our website www.heilbronn.ac.uk

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

What is UK Research and Innovation?

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is the national funding agency investing in science and research in the UK.  UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England to convene, catalyse and invest to build a thriving, inclusive research and innovation system.

Our work connects discovery to prosperity and public good, tackling 21st century challenges from climate change and advancing technologies, to health, society, arts and culture.

The nine organisations brought together by UKRI bring a great depth and breadth of expertise, allowing us to connect research communities, institutions, businesses and wider society, in the UK and around the world. This combination enables us to work across the whole research and innovation system, informed by our networks and expertise.

Our vision is for an outstanding research and innovation system in the UK that gives everyone the opportunity to contribute and to benefit, enriching lives locally, nationally and internationally.

Supporting diverse career paths

UKRI is committed to supporting talented and diverse individuals at all career stages, from funding for postgraduate research, to funding large research programmes and the research staff which work on them.

UKRI supports early career researchers in many ways including Future Leaders Fellowships which support talented people in universities, businesses, and other research and innovation environments. They also allow universities and businesses to develop their most talented early career researchers and innovators or to attract new people to their organisations, including from overseas.

The aim of the scheme is to develop the next wave of world-class research and innovation leaders in academia and business. It is also open to international applicants looking to take up a role at a UK-based organisation.

INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

Proud sponsor of STEM for Britain

Advancing knowledge and setting standards in biomedical science

With over 19,000 members in 73 countries, the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the leading professional body for scientists, support staff and students in the field of biomedical science.

For over 100 years we have been dedicated to the promotion, development and delivery of excellence in biomedical science within all aspects of healthcare, and to providing the highest standards of service to patients and the public.

By supporting our members in their practice we set quality standards for the profession through: training, education, assessments, examinations and continuous professional development. We offer research grants to members to advance biomedical science which supports their original research into scientific developments.

Our publications and training events ensure our members are kept up to date on the latest scientific developments and news.

Through public relations and marketing campaigns, we raise awareness of the vital role biomedical science plays in healthcare and promote career opportunities in the profession.

CLAY MATHEMATICS INSTITUTE

The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) is a privately funded philanthropic foundation, incorporated in the USA. It is dedicated to increasing and disseminating mathematical knowledge. The CMI supports the work of leading researchers throughout the world at various stages of their careers and organizes conferences, workshops, and summer schools. Contemporary breakthroughs are recognized by its annual Research Award. Its scientific activities are run from offices in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. Its primary objectives are:

  • to increase and disseminate mathematical knowledge
  • to educate mathematicians and other scientists about new discoveries in the field of mathematics
  • to encourage gifted students to pursue mathematical careers
  • to recognize extraordinary achievements and advances in mathematical research

The Institute was founded by the late Landon T Clay in 1998. Its establishment grew out of his belief in the value of mathematical knowledge and its centrality to human progress, culture, and intellectual life.

CMI is best known for the seven Millennium Prize Problems announced at the Collège de France in Paris in June of 2000. The prizes were established by CMI to (i) recognize some of the most difficult problems with which mathematicians were struggling at the turn of the millennium, (ii) to underline the importance of working on the really hard problems, and (iii) to spread the news that in mathematics hard, significant problems still abound – the frontiers of knowledge are still wide open.

The Millennium Prize Problems constitute but one of CMI’s activities. Two of the largest, in terms of both budget and importance, are the Clay Research Fellowships and the Clay Research Conference, the latter being the venue at which the Clay Research Awards are presented. The CMI also supports the PROMYS programme for high school students in the USA and PROMYS Europe for European students.

In its short history, the CMI has had a significant impact on the international mathematical community. The achievements of the 55 current and former Research Fellows are extraordinary, with many now leaders in their fields. Between them, they have won seven of the eighteen Fields Medals awarded since the fellowship programme began in 2000.