The Big Bang North West 2016: Liverpool will erupt with innovation!
June 30th 2016

The Big Bang North West 2016: Liverpool will erupt with innovation!

On the 5th of July 2016, The Big Bang North West hits The Exhibition Centre Liverpool and the region will erupt with ingenuity and innovation!

The Big Bang North West is a STEM celebration for school children and part of a programme led by EngineeringUK. Big Bang events enable young people to discover the exciting and rewarding STEM based careers available in their local area via fun, hands-on activities. Adding to the excitement, the event hosts the semi-final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.


Visitors to the event can hop on a Viking Longboat, race the fastest man on earth and enjoy fire shows, dry ice, gadgets, robots, coding, forensics, creatures, slime, medical magic and so much more. CBBC’s Gastronut Stefan Gates will also be performing with some explosive food science!

gastro stefan gates final

Organisers MerseySTEM, are well known for doing incredible things to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in schools, business, the community & beyond. After running The Big Bang North West for three years, popularity has multiplied, leading the team to move the event to the new Exhibition Centre on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. It’s going to be the biggest and best yet!

Mersey Stem Robotics Challenge Grand Final held at Aintree Racecourse. Eight schools made it through to the final with Hillside High School coming out victorious! Pictured are the winning team celebrating Sam Zhen Joseph Leatherbarrow Logan Burke and Harry Naylor Images by Gareth Jones

MerseySTEM Managing Director, Michelle Dow said: “Real companies, with real opportunities, face-to-face with thousands of young people from right across the North West! The Big Bang North West will make a huge impact on the future economic success of our local region by providing a direct link between schools and businesses. This is about plugging the skills gap and ensuring that our children are ready, appropriately qualified and skilled, to take up their place in the rapidly developing jobs landscape in the area.  It’s so vitally important and, as the team responsible for delivering the event, we’re really excited about its potential… and it’s fun!”


AstraZeneca will be returning as Headline Sponsor for the event and are excited to be a part of it. Simon Willocks of AstraZeneca Liverpool said: “We want the event to be a big success and to spread the word about the exciting career opportunities that exist for those who study science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”


The event is sponsored and supported by leaders in the field: AstraZeneca, ScottishPower, Merseyside Network for Collaborative Outreach, Health Education England (North West), Carillion Kier (Joint Venture), Unilever, Sellafield, Alstom, GETRAG Ford & Air Products.


Thanks to the amazing sponsors, organisers, exhibitors and performers, 6000 school children, teachers and professionals will be inspired!

We’re covering The Big Bang North West LIVE on Twitter throughout the big day.
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Click here for a full list of activities!
Who’s performing on the ScottishPower Show Stage?

The Big Bang North West is sponsored by AstraZeneca


If you were hoping to book, DON’T PANIC!
Contact [email protected] to be added to our waiting list.

Businesses! Looking to sponsor a high profile event? We need you!
Click here to take a look at our Sponsorship Document…
You could help inspire the thinkers of the future!

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