Sponsors and Partners

Contributions from generous individuals, foundations, corporations and government provide invaluable support to the Festival, and we wish to acknowledge them for their visionary leadership and commitment to furthering our mission.

If you would like to learn more about individual gifts, foundation support, sponsorship opportunities, or other ways to support our work, please contact Polly Rua.

The World Science Festival wishes to recognize our 2014 Festival Supporters.

Founding Benefactors

Simons Foundationsloan     Templeton Foundation

Major Sponsors



BezosThe Royal Societytwc

IFFMount SinaiimageSonyWinton Capital

Media Partners

pop sciThe Week

Mental Flossscientific american logoHuffington Post

University Partners


Rockefeller New SchoolCooper Union

Special Thanks

The Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional thanks to Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, The Kavli Foundation, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, and Trollbäck + Company. Special thanks to Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, First Solar, J&M Special Effects, the Kavli Foundation, Mast Brothers, Momofuku Milk Bar, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, NASA, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Studio KCA, the Wythe Hotel.