CW21 - Sponsorship

The Collaborations Workshop 2021 is only possible through generous contributions from our sponsors. We appreciate all contributions! Below are suggested packages or you may contact us and we will work on tailoring a package for your needs.


Sponsorship Packages Sign Up Form







Place on CW21 Steering Committee ✔ (1) ✔ (1) ✔ (2)

Free registration (*)

✔ (2)

✔ (4)

✔ (6)

Logo on CW21 Sponsors Page

✔ (small)

✔ (medium)

✔ (large)

Description on CW21 Sponsors Page

✔ (maximum of 50 words)

✔ (maximum of 100 words)

Sponsor announcement on SSI website ✔ (1 news item, maximum of 400 words) ✔ (1 blog post, maximum of 800 words)

Announcement Tweet

✔ (1)

✔ (2)

✔ (3)

Tweet during event

✔ (1 per day)

✔ (1 per day)

✔ (2 per day)

Slide shown during breaks

✔ (Silver sponsors shown together on single slide)

✔ (Gold sponsors shown individually on their own slide)

✔ (Platinum sponsors shown individually on their own slide plus additional custom slide)

Lightning talk slot

✔ (Day 2)

✔ (Day 1)

✔ (Day 1)

Mini-workshop slot (30 minutes)

Dedicated breakout room for people to speak to you during the breaks at the event

✔ (1 Coffee break slot per day)

✔ (1 lunch slot or 2 coffee break slots per day)

✔ (2 lunch slots or 4 coffee break slots per day)

Video interview with Sponsor shared via social media ✔ (maximum of 2 minutes)
Thanks (on all event reporting) ✔ (listed ahead of Silver sponsors) ✔ (listed ahead of Gold and Silver sponsors)


£1000 (*)(**)

£2000 (*)(***)

£3000 (*)(****)

(*) In kind donation option available, but reduces number of free registrations allocated by 50%.
(**) At least £500 in cash.
(***) At least £1000 in cash.
(****) At least £2000 in cash.

These are our suggested packages and we are open to discussions with potential partners about where they would like to focus their sponsorship (e.g. the Hack Day or the Collaborative Ideas). We are very happy to discuss bespoke packages with interested partners.



To increase the accessibility to and diversity of Collaborations Workshop 2021, we are looking for ways to offer free registration to students, early career academics or marginalised community members who may not be able to attend otherwise. If you are interested in sponsoring participation costs for (a set number of) participants, please get in contact. We will pair sponsors with a selected participant for each scholarship, if requested. We encourage selected participants to write a short blog post (approximately 500 words) to sponsoring organisations to be published on the SSI website. Organisations providing scholarships will have their logo on the Sponsors Page and receive thanks in all reporting.


Sponsorship Details

Free tickets

Place on CW21 Steering Committee
All sponsors are considered partners of CW21, and as such you are very welcome to join the Steering Committee to help guide our programme.

Free registration

Collaborations Workshop 2021: Complete tickets cost £50 each and provide access to the interactive sessions, communication channels, social programme and Hack Day. All Keynote talks will be broadcasted live and free-to-access to the wider community, with Sponsor logos included on introduction slides. Sponsors are very welcome to submit a poster(s), propose an activity for the social programme, and otherwise fully engage with the event.

Logo and description on CW21 Sponsors Page

Sponsor names will be listed at the top of the CW21 landing page and logos will be displayed on the associated CW21 Sponsors Page (see image below for what this page will look like). Links to the sponsors' websites will be included as well as description (depending on package).



Announcement on SSI website

The Institute will publish the announcement at

Announcement Tweet

The Institute will announce the sponsor using the @SoftwareSaved account.

Tweet during event

The Institute will mention the sponsor using the @SoftwareSaved account.

Slide shown during breaks

A slideshow with announcements will be played on loop during breaks (coffee and lunch breaks). Silver sponsors will be shown together on a single slide, Gold sponsors will be shown individually on their own slide, and Platinum sponsors will be shown individually on their own slide plus have the option of an additional custom slide to be decided on mutual agreement.

Lightning talk slot

The lightning talk slots are 2 minutes maximum.

Mini-workshop slot

The slot will be decided on mutual agreement.

Dedicated breakout room 

The Sponsor will have a dedicated breakout room for people to speak to them during the coffee and/or lunch breaks at the event.

Video interview with Sponsor shared via social media

The Institute will interview a representative from the partnering organisation about why they enjoy Collaborations Workshop and/or partnering with the Software Sustainability Institute. The video will be shared across social media channels to promote CW21 and the partnership.

Thanks (on all reporting)

The Institute will publish blog posts at covering the workshop and will thank the sponsors in them. For example, see Highlights from Collaborations Workshop 2020.



Please complete the sponsorship form.

For all enquiries about sponsorship, please email CW21 Chair Rachael Ainsworth at


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