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UKSPA Awards Shortlist

UKSPA Awards Shortlist

UKSPA has unveiled the shortlist for their 30th Anniversary Awards programme.The six Awards cover the Most Successful:

  • Innovation Location
  •  Innovative Company on an UKSPA site
  •  Innovation Partnership and Co-Operation initiative
  •  Innovative Project on a Member site
  •  Technology Incubator/Innovation Centre and
  •  Design and Sustainability building or initiative.

The Winner of each award will be announced at UKSPA’s 30th Anniversary Summit.

UKSPA Chief Executive Paul Wright said:

“The shortlist for the 30th Anniversary Awards celebrates the achievements of the sector, our partners, members and their tenant companies. The work undertaken on over 100 Member locations demonstrates world class innovation within the UK and shows how our members and their teams work together to create business success.”

UKSPA Chairman David Hardman commented that:

“Selecting the shortlist from such a high quality field was no easy task and I am particularly grateful to colleagues from across the United Kingdom for their contributions to this significant milestone for the Association.”

“The Conference, Awards Dinner and Exhibition in Birmingham next month will showcase the important work of the Science Park and Innovation Movement which over the last three decades has delivered significant economic growth to the national and local knowledge economies. The shortlist for the UKSPA 30th Anniversary Awards demonstrates the success of high-growth technology and knowledge based firms, their partnerships, initiatives as well as the innovation locations that support and nurture this success”.

The winners of the six awards will be announced at the UKSPA 3-0th Anniversary Summit Gala Dinner - sponsored by essensys - which takes place at the ICC, Birmingham on the evening of Thursday 10 July. The evening will be hosted by Dr Michael Mosley; writer and presenter of BBC2′s The Story of Science and the face of science and medicine on The One Show.

The shortlisted entrants are:

The UKSPA 30th Anniversary Award for Most Successful Innovation Environment.

  • Bristol and Bath Science Park
  • Kent Science Park
  • Northern Ireland Science Park
  • Sci-Tech Daresbury
  • Surrey Research Park


The UKSPA 30th Anniversary Award for the Most Successful Company

  • Ecologia - Kent Science Park
  • Intelligent Energy - Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
  • Path XL – Northern Ireland Science Park
  • PolyPhotonix – NETPark
  • Smart Antennae Technologies - Birmingham Research Park


The UKSPA 30th Anniversary Award for Innovation Partnership

  • Biorenewables Development Centre (York)
  • essensys
  • ra Information Systems - UKSPA CLARITY

The UKSPA 30th Anniversary Award for Design and Sustainability

  • Liverpool Science Park
  • SEaB Energy Ltd      
  • Sheppard Robson


The UKSPA 30th Anniversary Award for the Most Innovative Project

  • BEST Network
  • Northern Ireland Science Park Trust
  • Sci-Tech Daresbury


The UKSPA 30th Anniversary award for the incubation or innovation centre with the best track record of developing start-up and high growth business

  • Imperial Incubator
  • Innovations Technology Access Centre (I-TAC) Sci-Tech Daresbury
  • Springboard - York Science Park

More details on all of those shortlisted can be found here.


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