Greater than the sum of our parts


Working with Partners

STEM Accord rests on the principle of partnerships. Instead of creating a new STEM Organisation; STEM Accord aims to coordinate existing well established STEM and educational organisations to provide a strong foundations for the next generations of British engineers.

Founding Partners

The ERA Foundation

The ERA Foundation is grant giving organisation which contributes to the economic vitality of the UK by supporting engineering skills development and by helping bridge the gap between engineering research and its commercialisation.

Our history means we have a particular interest in electrotechnologies, but we maintain a broad interest in all of engineering especially in our work supporting young people.

Our “Born to Engineer” campaign which will create a high-quality cohort of leading engineering sixth formers and undergraduates to be the face of a national campaign to encourage more young people, and particularly girls, into engineering.

STEM Learning

STEM Learning is the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

We work with schools, colleges and others working with young people across the UK. Supported by a unique partnership of Government, charitable trusts and employers, we are dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM subjects and careers.

Our vision is to achieve a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK and our work is underpinned by robust research into the impact our programmes have.

The Smallpeice Trust

The Smallpeice Trust was founded in 1966 by 
Dr Cosby Smallpeice, a brilliant engineer who invented the Smallpeice Lathe.

Dr Smallpeice ploughed £1.6m of his personal fortune into setting up The Smallpeice Trust in order to inspire increasing numbers of young people to acquire life, leadership and engineering skills.

We are all about daring young people to imagine, inspiring young engineers in the making to think big. That is why we give 11-21 year olds everything they need to explore their passion for engineering with our in-school STEM Days, Residential Courses, STEM Projects, and our Arkwright Engineering Scholarships programmes – all with the help of Private, Public, and Third sector partners.

The Design and Technology Association (DATA)

DATA are a membership organisation supporting high quality design, engineering and technology education and providing advice, support and training for those involved in teaching design, engineering and technology. We work closely with government, awarding bodies, Ofsted and other regulators, advising on the curriculum and lobbying on behalf of the subject. We also work with employers and corporate partners to help promote the value of the subject and the range of careers and opportunities to which it can lead. We specialise in developing links between education and industry to mutual benefit. Design and technology pupils develop designing and making skills, learn about electronics, computing, engineering, CAD, CAM, robotics, materials and textiles technology. They also develop business critical skills in problem-solving, innovation and team-work.


Founded in 1984, WISE is a Leeds based non-profit community interest company. WISE enables and energises people in business, industry and education to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). All its revenue comes from membership fees and sponsorship. It has over 200 member organisations.

Its activities include:

• Sharing insight and knowledge about the causes of and solutions to gender imbalance in STEM in the UK, from classroom to boardroom.

• Collaborating and connect WISE members (individuals and organisations) to be THE leaders, role models and champions of gender balance in science, technology and engineering

• Amplifying impact through inspirational events and campaigns


in2scienceUK gives young people from low income backgrounds the opportunity to achieve their potential and progress to degrees, apprenticeships and careers in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sector.

With 20% higher salaries in STEM careers, their vision is that in2scienceUK will provide a way out of economic inequality for young people from low income backgrounds

Over the last eight years they have developed extensive experience in formal and informal science education, built on a solid base of teaching experience.

They firmly believe that all young people, regardless of their background deserve to achieve their full potential in careers in which they are truly passionate.

Supporting Organisation


EngineeringUK is a not-for-profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and increase the number and diversity of young people choosing academic and vocational pathways into engineering.

EngineeringUK leads engagement programmes The Big Bang, Robotics Challenge and Energy Quest, helps schools bring STEM to life through real-world engineering via Neon, creates inspiring engineering careers resources and campaigns through Tomorrow’s Engineers and produces a body of research including the flagship State of Engineering report.