AstraZeneca put the BIG in The Big Bang North West 2015!
July 10th 2015

AstraZeneca put the BIG in The Big Bang North West 2015!

We were overjoyed to have AstraZeneca (Liverpool) return as our Headline Sponsor for The Big Bang North West 2015. AstraZeneca were so proud of the amazing things we achieved together in 2014, they wanted to make 2015’s event even BIGGER AND BETTER, just like us – and they did!

AstraZeneca brought so many amazing things for our Big Bang North West attendees including ‘laboratory testing, biotech manufacturing process activities and quality testing’. In Big Bang terms that meant getting hands-on with chemicals, microscopes, thermal imaging cameras and much, much more! “Miss! Look at me, I’m all red!”

…And every child wanted to suit up ‘AZ style!’ Awesome!


AstraZeneca also sponsored The National Science + Engineering Competition. Judging took place at The Big Bang North West and judges (including The Gadget Show’s Dallas Campbell) were overwhelmed by the incredible, inspiring and innovative projects our entrants brought to the fore.


 AstraZeneca is a global pharmaceutical company with a major UK presence. Through innovation and collaboration they work to achieve better health for all. In addition to supporting the science and innovation base of the UK, they also make a significant economic contribution in this country.


AstraZeneca has a workforce of more than 6,700 employees across seven sites in the UK, and they create value by supporting a broader base of approximately 30,000 jobs.


As well as having a large research and development organisation, AstraZeneca have more than 200 active partnerships with academic, research-funding and charitable organisations around the country. They also offer significant educational opportunities for young scientists.

AstraZeneca Liverpool employ over 360 people at their biologics site at Speke, Liverpool, which has unique facilities to bulk-manufacture the nasal spray influenza vaccines Fluenz. Fluenz is an important part of the Government’s extended childhood flu vaccination programme.


“AstraZeneca in Liverpool is strengthening its manufacturing capability by innovating and investing in new technologies as well as increasing exports, improving skills and building supply chains. The greatest challenge for us is to have a deep and broad talent pool to draw from. By encouraging local children to see excitement and opportunities in science and engineering, the Big Bang and National Science and Engineering Competition help to develop World Class talent on our doorstep.”


Thank you AstraZeneca! It couldn’t have been The BIG Bang North West without you.

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