Energy company Equinor has become the first platinum sponsor of Aberdeen Science Centre, as part of a three-year partnership to support STEM education and the digital transformation.
The centre is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound redevelopment project which will result in the creation of a modern science centre.
In the meantime, it has relocated to a temporary home at 107 George Street.
Equinor’s six-figure sponsorship agreement includes supporting the current Code Factory programme, which aims to engage young people in coding, programming and virtual reality.
Hedda Felin, senior vice president, UK and Ireland Offshore at Equinor, said: “We are proud to work in partnership with the Aberdeen Science Centre to build excitement and capabilities in STEM.
“As digital futures partner of the Aberdeen Science Centre, we aim to build understanding of digitalisation.”
Liz Hodge, chief executive of Aberdeen Science Centre, said: “Meaningful engagement with the energy industry, such as the partnership we have with Equinor, allows us to bring new and exciting displays and interactive exhibits to Aberdeen Science Centre.
“It will also enable us reinforce our aim of combining learning with play and encouraging an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths.
“We are grateful to Equinor for their support of Aberdeen Science Centre as we evolve into a transformed centre people in the North-east can be proud of.”
Aberdeen Science Centre is scheduled to open at the Tramsheds, formerly known as Satrosphere, in spring 2020.
Fundraising is ongoing to secure a further £1.25 million to enhance the overall visitor experience at the venue.
For more information, visit www.aberdeensciencecentre.org.