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Partners & Sponsors

S-Lab has been primarily funded by grants from HEFCE and other university funding bodies, and by sponsorship of its Conferences and other events. Our 2016 sponsors are Romero UK Ltd / Premier Laboratory Systems (Platinum), AECOM, BDP, Critical Airflow, Salix Finance, and Schneider Electric. See below for more details of each.

S-Lab also benefits from support from the following professional and sector bodies:

Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) is the professional body for senior Estates and Facilities managers within the sector. 

Higher Education Academy (HEA)  champions excellent learning and teaching in higher education.  They are a national and independent organisation, funded by the four UK HE funding bodies and by subscriptions and grants.

Institute of Physics (IOP)  is a leading scientific society. IOP is a charitable organisation with a worldwide membership of more than 45,000, working together to advance physics education, research and application.

Institute of Science and Technology (IST) is a Professional Body for Specialist, Technical and Managerial Staff, committed to developing help/advice networks, skills training, specialist forums, recognised qualifications, continuing career development opportunities and guidance.

JISC - a registered charity and champion the use of digital technologies in UK education and research.

MRC - The Medical Research Council is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health.  They support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in their own units, centres and institutes in the UK, and in units in Africa.

Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG), Britain’s national academy for engineering, bringing together the country’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering.  

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, the RSC's activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.

Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting their members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences.  

The Science Council The Science Council is a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies across science and its applications


Platinum Sponsors

Romero UK Ltd / Premier Laboratory Systems are sister companies which are leading suppliers of modular laboratory installations (including the three S-Lab 2016 conference venues at Nottingham, Rothamsted and Strathclyde). Romero manufactures and installs laboratory furniture tested and certified to EN13150. Premier manufactures and installs low energy fume cupboards tested to EN14175.

Gold Sponsors

AECOM’s specialist Science & Innovation team work with clients across the life-cycle of their buildings and estate - from business case support and pre-construction advice, masterplanning and consulting on the successful delivery of new and refurbished laboratory projects through to improving the environmental and scientific performance of current facilities. Our projects span the public and private sectors and include university teaching and research laboratories; incubators; pharmaceutical, charitable and government research facilities; and commercial science parks. By drawing on our experience within the UK and international scientific communities, and our global network of experts across 150 countries, we bring best practice and add value to every project, large or small.

BDP is a collective of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists employing almost 1,000 people internationally. Established in 1961 and acclaimed with 1,000 awards for design quality, we combine expertise across the academic, commercial and healthcare sectors to produce innovative masterplans and buildings for science, research and technology where high-tech considerations never eclipse the fundamental drivers of wellbeing and social interaction. We collaborate with public and private sector clients to design sustainable, interactive and flexible environments which foster and inspire scientific discovery for universities, top pharmaceutical companies and science parks. Our cost effective solutions respond to complex briefs for refurbishment or new build laboratories which synthesise functional excellence with enhanced energy performance and exceptional attention to detail.

Critical Air Flow specialises in airflow control for laboratories and other critical spaces requiring accurate, repeatable, reliable and SAFE airflows. Our systems ensure the environmental integrity of key facilities, providing safe, energy efficient, solutions, based on proven products developed by Phoenix Controls, Strobic Air Corporation and Aircuity. The Aircuity demand-based ventilation system will be described in a conference session. Through these different technologies we can optimise laboratory airflows to save energy and improve safety, with low life-cycle cost and attractive return on investment. Our customers include leading universities, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, government research facilities and industrial corporations.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.


NB S-Lab is a laboratory owner/operator/user focused initiative which is impartial between suppliers and will not act in ways which jeopardise this status. Our business model is to charge exhibitors, sponsors and commercial delegates as much as we can in order to make our events free or low cost for university and other laboratory owners and operators. 

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at any of S-Lab's 2018-2019 events please contact conference@istonline.org.uk.





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