FUTURES2020 aims to engage a wide range of people from the South West of England with research and innovation and showcase the region’s rich cultural heritage.

As part of European Researchers’ Night, FUTURES2020 is part of a Europe-wide event dedicated to explaining research through fun and interactive learning. More than 300 cities across 30 European countries will be taking part in the event on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November 2020.

FUTURES2020 is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.


FUTURES2020 partners

FUTURES2020 is a unique public engagement collaboration between the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, University of Bristol, University of Exeter and University of Plymouth.


FUTURES2020 collaborators

The FUTURES2020 team have been working across the South West of England with a diverse range of organisations and community groups, collaborating to create a programme of over 30 events. They include:

Bath Radio

National Marine Aquarium

Phonic FM

Radio St Austell Bay

Science Showoff

Soundart Radio

S.S. Great Britain

The Natural History Consortium

The University of Bristol Botanic Garden

FUTURES2020 reports

Over European Researchers’ Night 2020 260 researchers engaged with over 44,000 people from across the South West of England and beyond as part of the FUTURES2020 programme of online and remote events. Find out more about the FUTURES2020 event with these reports looking at the Awareness Raising campaign, the FUTURES2020 activities and the evaluation report assessment of the impact of FUTURES2020.

Awareness Raising

Report on the Awareness Raising campaign to promote and communicate FUTURES2020 messages and market events.

FUTURES2020 Activities

Report on the FUTURES2020 Activities that took place over European Researchers’ Night 2020.

Impact Assessment

Report sharing the Impact Assessment findings from the FUTURES2020 evaluation.

Contact Us

You can contact the FUTURES team at futures-project@bristol.ac.uk

Please note: Due to COVID-19, events may be subject to last-minute changes