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UKSPA event at Imperial Incubator, London

UKSPA event at Imperial Incubator, London

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UKSPA at the Imperial College Incubator, London

Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th February 2015


If you have registered for the event then please download your final joining instructions here.

The event is now fully booked.

if you are interested in attending please email info@ukspa.org.uk as it is likely that additional places will be available once we have contacted all delegates to confirm their attendance.

The UKSPA February Conference is being held at the Imperial College Incubator in South Kensington, London.

Click here to download the programme that provides more details of the Parallel Session choices.

Members can send  up to two delegates to the event free of charge which includes attending sessions, delegate pack, all refreshments/lunches as well as a place at the Networking Reception and Dinner.

The event will be an opportunity to discuss current issues in the Science, Innovation and Incubation sector and to network with colleagues and other stakeholders.
The current outline Programme * is:

Tuesday 3 February 2015

12.00 - 12.30 Registration opens at The Imperial Incubator

12.30 - 1.00 Networking Lunch

1.00 Plenary Sessions at The Read Lecture Theatre, Imperial College

1.00 - 1.10 Welcome from Dr David Hardman, Chairman, UKSPA

1.10 - 1.30 Growing The Imperial College Incubator, Graham Hewson, Centre Manager       

1.30 - 2.00 Building on Success, Dr Eulian Roberts, CEO, Imperial West, Imperial Enterprises

2.00 - 2.30 Innovation Networks at Imperial Synbicite (The Synthetic Biology Innovation Commercial and Industrial Translation Engine).

2.30 - 3.00 Tenant showcase

3.00 - 3.30 Keynote Address: Stuart Martin, CEO & Executive Director, Satellite Applications Catapult

3.30 - 4.00 Networking Break at The Imperial College Incubator

4.00 - 5.15 Parallel sessions at The Imperial Incubator (Choose One)

  • A. Adding Value to your Business Incubation offer
  • B. Life Science and innovation Skills and Apprenticeships  
  • C. Study Tour of the Imperial Incubator (Fully Booked - Repeated Wednesday Morning)
  • CA. Group visit to Science Museum (Adjacent to Imperial College)


6.00 Reception and Dinner at Imperial College.

9.00 Informal Networking at The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel

Wednesday 4 February 2015

08.30 -09.00 Coffee at The Imperial College Incubator

09.00 - 10.15 Parallel Sessions (Choose One)

  • D. Impact of the sector - taking forward the UKSPA Research (Charles Monck, Charles Monck Associates).
  • E. Incubation, Open innovation and knowledge - tools and methodologies.
  • F. Study Tour of the Imperial College Incubator (Also on Tuesday Afternoon).

10.15 - 10.40 Networking Break at The Imperial College Incubator

10.45 Plenary Sessions at Read Lecture Theatre, Imperial College

10.45 - 11.30 The State of the Market - investment, supply and demand.

11.30 - 12.15 The State of the Science, Innovation and Incubation Sector.

12.15 - 12.30 Summary Session

12.30 Conference Closes/Networking Lunch at The Imperial Incubator (Sponsored by Lucidica)

* Sessions and Speakers Subject to Change.

Click here to download the programme that provides more details of the Parallel Session choices

Imperial IncubatorLocation:

Imperial College Incubator, Level 1, Bessemer Building, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ

See more at: http://www.ukspa.org.uk/members/imperial-college-incubator

Hotels and Travel

Imperial College has a number of local hotel partners who have been carefully selected with specially negotiated rates to ensure you the best value.

Although all the hotels are within easy walking distance of the College you may like to know that the two major hotels being used for the UKSPA event are the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt (68-86 Cromwell Road, LONDON, SW7 5BT) and the Cromwell Best Western.

To book, please call the Colleges Reservations team on +44 (0) 20 7594 9511 or complete the online booking form. You can also email the Team on reservations@imperial.ac.uk.

See more at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/conferenceandevents/accommodation/hotelaccommodation

There are also a wide range of hotels available at all prices in the local area (close to the Science Museum) with sites such as www.booking.com currently showing good availability.

Imperial College is just a few minute’s walk from South Kensington Underground Station. There is no public car parking available at the College.     

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