Coordinated by STEM Sussex


The Crawley STEMfest organisers would like to thank all the sponsors of Crawley STEMfest and the Big Bang Fair South East, particularly headline sponsor Gatwick Airport Ltd. For a full list of sponsors, click here.

Many organisations support Crawley STEMfest and the Big Bang South East through sponsorship, in-kind partnership or educational STEM-related activities. Funding partners play a vital role, enabling us to engage with thousands of young people throughout the South East through our schools outreach programme, STEM Clubs and events like Crawley STEMfest.

The culminating event of Crawley STEMfest, and the biggest event of its kind in the STEM calendar, is the Big Bang Fair South East. Taking place at the South of England Showground on 27th-28th June 2018, it is a careers fair with a difference. It links employers with young people and aims to inspire them to study STEM subjects and consider STEM-related careers.

It provides a unique opportunity for organisations from across the region to network with like-minded individuals and connect with almost 9,000 people – students and teachers, professional bodies, higher education institutions and professional STEM communicators. This annual interactive event grows year-on-year and its continuing success depends on the support of business, professional bodies and educational establishments.

Your involvement can make a major contribution to the fair’s continuing success. Your participation will make the event bigger, better and even more inspirational for the scientists and engineers of the future. It is an exciting and challenging festival that shows young people how science can be both fun and relevant and nurtures their capacity to “think outside the box” and become truly innovative. To get involved, email

Crawley STEMfest is organised by STEM Sussex, the STEM outreach department of the University of Sussex, in partnership with Crawley Borough Council and Central Sussex College. Headline sponsors are Gatwick Airport Ltd.

The University of Brighton through STEM Sussex will be hosting Crawley STEMfest in partnership with Crawley Borough Council and Crawley College.

STEM Sussex | Crawley Borough Council | Crawley College.