Created in 2011 by the British Council and the Forum Democrit, and under the patronage of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, from its very first year the festival has been attracting an enormous number of supporters.

As of 2022 the festival will be managed and produced by the Beautiful Science Foundation, established by the British Council and Forum Democrit. the main partner is the Ministry of Education & Science.

It is a space where there is no dividing line between culture and science. The event features on Sofia City’s Cultural Calendar and supported Sofia’s bid to become European Cultural Capital in 2019.
The Sofia Science Festival was a founding member of the Bulgarian Festivals Association.