Big step into the future
Sponsorship for the new EXplora Centre in Dorset
Financial support announced to help develop new Science, Technology and Discovery Centre
As part of this year’s Green Day campaign, ebm-papst UK is unveiling a new sponsorship deal with charity EXplora, which will help with their plans to set up an innovative new Science, Technology and Discovery Centre in Dorset, England.
The sponsorship provided by ebm-papst will play a vital role in the charity’s fundraising for the new centre, currently planned to be built by 2017. The centre will support the charity’s aims of educating and engaging the UK public, particularly pupils and students of all ages, across the STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Through the sponsorship arrangement, Geoff Lockwood, Technical Director at ebm-papst UK, has been named as one of the ‘Key Foundation Sponsors’ with EXplora, and will be involved in the development of the new centre.
Once completed, the EXplora Science, Technology and Discovery Centre will have four key learning zones – Waterworld, Energy Centre, Dorset Eco Lab and Space Station. ebm-papst will be featured in the Energy Centre supporting the education and engagement around energy use and the development of energy efficient technology.
The sponsorship is part of ebm-papst’s continued support for STEM sectors in the UK, which are areas of vital importance, not just for our UK operations but for the UK economy overall. ebm-papst is keen to ensure that the STEM sectors are at the forefront of innovation and is working with charities, educational institutions and industry partners to attract more people to these sectors.
The UK’s STEM sectors need 180,000 engineers, scientists and technicians each year by 2020 to maintain the country’s future competitiveness in the global economy. ebm-papst is keen to play a role in this ambition through educating and engaging the UK public with different aspects of the STEM subjects. Sponsoring EXplora is the first step in this education and engagement, with the new centre set to play a big role in encouraging the next generation to pursue STEM qualifications and careers.
For more information about the EXplora and its plans for a new Science Technology and Discovery Centre visit http://www.explorascience.co.uk/