Sponsor the Event

The Discovery Awards celebrates the success of researchers, innovators, and educators whose careers and passions have taken Nova Scotia’s science and technology industries from local to global

Discovery Awards’ alumni have aspired throughout their professions to create a positive change in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), and have paid-forward their experiences to inspire future leaders of the scientific community.

Discovery Awards is the marquee annual fundraiser for Discovery Centre. Your support helps us achieve our charitable mission to spark curiosity, passion, and development in STEAM in Nova Scotian youth and establish the province as a national and international leader in science and technology.

When you join the Discovery Awards family as a sponsor, you receive a comprehensive benefits package plus exposure to an influential demographic of businesses and researchers.

The Discovery Awards would not be possible without the support of our partners. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Sponsorship Opportunities

The highest sponsorship opportunity with premium recognition. The Presenting Sponsor demonstrates outstanding support for innovation and the advancement of STEAM excellence.

  • Prominent logo recognition
  • Advertisement placement
  • Event branding
  • Social recognition
  • Podium remarks
  • Full table and an invitation to finalist reception
  • And more

The Discovery Awards celebrates extraordinary achievements in six prestigious categories. Award sponsorship brings significant brand recognition with exposure to the Discovery Centre’s audiences both in the lead-up to the event and during the evening. Award sponsorship is available for each of the six categories: Hall of Fame, Youth, Innovation, Science Champion, Emerging Professional, and Professional of Distinction.

  • Logo recognition
  • Event branding
  • Podium opportunity
  • Social Media recognition
  • Six tickets and invitation to finalist reception
  • And more

Serve as the presenting sponsor for the finalist’s reception which takes place before the awards ceremony. Enjoy exclusive access to Discovery Awards finalists, and past honourees and be inspired by their innovative work. Enjoy the excitement and community of the Discovery Awards with your company name at centre stage. 

  • Logo recognition 
  • Podium opportunity at finalist’s reception
  • Social media recognition
  • Three tickets to Discovery Awards and finalist reception
  • And more

Luminary Lane is a NEW sponsorship opportunity which provides excellent exposure to the Discovery Awards audiences while demonstrating your support for the work of our leading science and technology innovators. Luminary Lane is a one-of-a-kind gallery walk of fame and photobooth to highlight all award recipients giving sponsors a unique branding opportunity that will be exclusive to this piece.  

  • Custom signage opportunity
  • Website logo and recognition link
  • Recognition in event program
  • Mentions and logo display during event
  • Social media mentions
  • Recognition in Discovery Centre Annual Report 

Innovators of Tomorrow Entertainment Sponsor is a NEW sponsorship opportunity giving youth and innovation the stage to shine brightly during the Discovery Awards. Recognition for this center-stage opportunity includes custom-printed signage on or near reception entertainment stage. 

  • Custom signage opportunity
  • Website logo and recognition link
  • Recognition in event program
  • Mentions and logo display during event
  • Social media mentions
  • Recognition in Discovery Centre Annual Report 

One of the elements that makes the Discovery Awards a truly unique and fun experience is the audience participation in a science-based group activity. From squishy circuits to balloon experiments challenging Newton’s Law, guests at each table work together to solve a challenge in the fastest time possible. With a room full of esteemed scientists, expect some stiff competition! Discovery Demo sponsorship is your opportunity to put your organization’s name at the centre of the fun.

  • Logo recognition
  • Event branding
  • Podium opportunity
  • Social media recognition
  • Three tickets and invitation to finalist reception
  • And more

This Jeopardy-style challenge is an event highlight and a huge hit among all attendees. Our Discovery Centre science educators develop a series of multiple-choice skill testing questions that are displayed on the large screen at the front of the room. Each table is provided with a “clicker” and tables compete to answer each question correctly in the fastest time. The winning table earns bragging rights for the evening!

  • Logo recognition
  • Social media recognition
  • Three tickets and invitation to finalist reception
  • And more

Friend sponsorship provides an excellent opportunity for exposure to the Discovery Centre’s audiences while demonstrating your support for the work of our leading science and technology innovators. All Friends receive recognition on Discovery Awards marketing and promotional materials.

  • Logo recognition
  • Event branding
  • Social media recognition
  • Two tickets
  • And more

The Discovery Awards is the go-to event for forging connections with the corporate, academic and research communities—all while supporting the Discovery Centre’s charitable mission. Table sponsors are welcome to share a single table sponsorship with another organization. For shared table sponsorship, both organizations receive recognition on the table reservation stand. Interested in sponsoring a table but unable to attend? This is an excellent opportunity to host individuals who would not normally be able to attend Discovery Awards but would benefit from the experience. Table sponsors have made it possible for science students, volunteers, and other community members to join in the celebration.

  • Table for eight
  • Name recognition

2022 Sponsors

The Discovery Awards would not be possible without the support of our partners. Thank you to our 2022 sponsors:

Co-presenting Sponsors:

Youth Award:

Hall of Fame:

Public Impact Award:

Science Champion:

Innovation:

Professional of Distinction:

Emerging Professional:

Reception & Discovery Demo:

Science Challenge:

Media:

Raffle Sponsor:

Friends: