Awards and Dinner

Awards and Dinner


There are 3 categories of awards, UKSPA Awards only, joint S-LAB and UKSPA awards, and S-Labs awards only. Please note that the S-Labs only awards and the joint awards have passed their deadlines.

The UKSPA only awards nominations should be made on the UKSPA  nomination forms (below) with a Submission Deadline of Tuesday 11 April 2017.

The S-LAB Website provides details of the nomination process for the S-Lab and Joint Awards here.

Recognising Excellence in Innovation: Design, Delivery and Achievement

UKSPA Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements and activities of members from Science Parks, Incubators, Innovation Centres and the wider innovation movement in the UK.

Today, perhaps more than any other, we need to promote and publicise the achievements of members and their tenant companies and the impact that is made to the local, national and international economy.

The Awards celebrate individual as well as corporate achievement and the categories have been chosen to ensure that all members have the opportunity of participating in the programme.

Application forms for the Awards are available below together with with information on the deadlines for submission. 


The Awards form part of the activities taking place at the UKSPA/S-Labs Conference at York race Course Conference Centre on 9th and 10th May 2017. The UKSPA Awards complement the S-Labs Awards Programme and the Awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner on Tuesday 9 May 2017 in York.


How to Apply:

Please complete the below application pack and send your completed application to: Paul Wright, Paul Wright, Chief Executive, United Kingdom Science Park Association, Garden Cottage, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10

All entries must be received by Tuesday 11th April 2017.

If you need advice with completing your application form please contact Paul Wright on 01799 532048.

What happens next?

Shortlisted entrants will be notified by the 19th April 2017. There will be three finalists in each category and each will be highlighted at the Dinner and featured in the Conference Programme.  It is hoped that all finalists will attend the Gala Awards Dinner on 9 May 2017.

  • The UKSPA Award for environmental sustainability. The Award recognises a building or project that demonstrates environmental sustainability - The applicant must show how they have designed a building, developed a product or implemented a process that is an exemplar of environmental sustainability. Examples might include a site or building using new sustainable technologies, a new piece of technology that helps to re-cycle waste, or a new process that replaces one that presently harms the environment. 

Application Form - Word Document  - PDF Document - Criteria (PDF)

  • The Award for the UKSPA Member with the most successful project: This Award recognises the most innovative approach to managing a local project with proven exceptional outcomes. The projects may demonstrate international collaboration, educational outreach, regeneration, a successful promotional project, creation of a successful network or indeed any special project of the applicants choosing. 

Application Form - Word Document - PDF Document - Criteria

  • The Award for the most successful company at an UKSPA Member location: Success can be defined in different ways, but likely factors within applications will be able to demonstrate exploitation of innovative thinking, development of a new technology, product or process, innovative use of finance, exploitation of new markets or creation of new employment opportunities. 

Application Form - Word Document - PDF Document - Criteria (PDF) 

  • The Award for the UKSPA Member seen to be “setting the pace”For the member making the most significant contribution to the exploitation of the knowledge base, developing innovation capacity in the UK, and proven ability to actively support the growth of knowledge-based firms. In particular, we hope that applications will include some case study materials from successful tenants. 

Application Form   - Word DocumentPDF Document - Criteria (PDF)

Download the UKSPA Awards Leaflet here

The deadline for the S-Lab Awards and S-Lab/UKSPA Joint Awards has passed.