The Big Bang Yorkshire and Humber: Sponsors

The Big Bang Yorkshire and Humber encourages students to present their STEM projects. They get the chance to talk to STEM professionals about their work and take part in an awards ceremony to recognise their achievements. We are thankful to the following award sponsors:

Air Products: Protecting the Environment Award

Air Products is a world-leading Industrial Gases company founded in 1940 Detroit, Michigan and established in the UK since 1957. Our engineering excellence covers large process plants through to niche innovations. Our products touch everything from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy, transportation and semi-conductors.
Inspiring and supporting students to help prepare them for their career is an important part of what we do in our company and across our communities. The Big Bang Yorkshire and Humber is a perfect example of innovation and creativity which we are very proud to sponsor. Best of luck to all participants.

The British Army: Brilliant Team Award

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2018, the British Army comprises just over 81,500 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 27,000 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.

Drax: Creativity Award

Drax Power Station is the biggest renewable generator in the UK and the largest decarbonisation project in Europe. Located near Selby, North Yorkshire, it is connected directly to the national electricity transmission grid, for which
it provides a host of system support services.

Ideal Boilers: Ace Communicator Award
Ideal Boilers was founded in 1906, meaning that we have over 100 years of providing the best quality boilers to our customers continually working to meet ever-changing heating needs. Taking boilers from basements into kitchens in the 1920s, through to introducing pioneering high-efficiency technologies, we continually deliver reliable products designed
with our customers in mind. Today, Ideal remains at the forefront of the domestic and commercial heating
markets, leading the industry in setting new standards and challenging technological boundaries. Our company remains true to its founding principles of quality, innovation and value – building on its rich heritage as we look to the future.

The IET: Extraordinary Idea Award
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s largest organisations for engineers and technicians, with over 170,000 members in 150 countries. We are the IET, our mission: to Inspire, Inform and Influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. Shining a light on engineers and the impact they have on our world, inspiring tomorrow’s generations, and ensuring the profession is an important and diverse career choice, through free educational materials, bursaries and scholarships, events and technical visits. It’s why we are the IET and why we champion engineering.

GSK: Young Engineer of the Year and Young Scientist of the Year Awards
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

Polypipe: Best STEM Club Award
Polypipe is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of piping systems, water and climate management systems, delivering engineered solutions that enable a sustainable built environment. Founded in 1980 in Doncaster, Polypipe was producing a full range of plastic drainage products by 1988 and we have continued to grow and open up exciting new markets ever since. Polypipe has an established market position, spanning the residential, commercial, civils and infrastructure, and public nonhousing sectors in the UK and selected markets across the globe.