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Our Catalysts are a network of individuals and organisations who encourage the next generation to engage with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. By making a financial gift, Catalysts ensure that our activities  can be enjoyed by all – whatever their background, through our touring education programme, Generation Science, and our community engagement programme, working with disadvantaged groups.

Funds raised from Catalysts are primarily used to support young people in areas of disadvantage.

Become a Catalyst today and help inspire thousands of future problem solvers.

Benefactor £4,000+

In addition to the benefits below, as a Benefactor you can select an event in our programme that will be attributed to your support, or ask for a dedication. 

Patron £1,000+

In addition to the benefits below, as a Patron you will receive four free tickets to any two events in the programme and an invite to the prestigious Edinburgh Medal event and reception. 

Innovator £500+ 

In addition to the benefits below, as an Innovator you will receive invitations to see the work that we do with schools and communities. You will also receive an invitation to any events that take place outwith the Science Festival. 

Advocate <£500

As an Advocate you will receive an acknowledgement within the Science Festival’s printed programme. You will also receive special offers and an annual report on our work.

With thanks to our 2022 Catalysts


David Milne

The Nimar Charitable Trust

The Cunmont Charitable Trust


Brendan Dick

Chris Masters

Janet Brown

Edina Trust

Richard Kimberlin

Richard Marshall

Mairi Mickel

Ian Ritchie

Simon Gage


Joe Faraday

Ian Wall

Ron Inglis


Dawn Robertson

and all those who wish to remain anonymous.