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UKSPA Conference - Swansea Jan 2018

UKSPA Conference - Swansea Jan 2018

Save the Date: Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January 2018

UKSPA will be meeting in Swansea on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January 2018. The Institute of Life Science (ILS), Swansea University Medical School are hosting the conference which will be held at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

Quick Links

The programme: The programme can be downloaded here.

Registration: Online registration has now closed. Please email Louise.Tilbrook@ukspa.org.uk if you are interested in attending.

Overview:

The conference will look at a range of collaborative projects and partnerships and the lessons that can be learned and applied in other areas including:

The offiicial launch of Building Clusters and Innovation Capacity Launch of  Bucanier (Building Clusters and Networks in Innovation Enterprise and Research project).

Innovation in Wales – A national perspective.  

City Deal: Innovation in Swansea 

Open innovation:The Pfizer/Fujitsu Living Laboratory 

Finance Wales. Leadership development bank relaunch               

Innovation in the Heart of Wales: Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AIEC)

Repurposing the Life Sciences Hub.

Parallel sessions can be chosen from:

UK Science and Innovation: Current issues for UK and Ireland    

Incubating the next generation of innovators: the contribution of UK universities. Joint session with Enterprise Educators UK.

M-SParc – development and delivery of a new Science Park

Issues, trends and current initiatives in the UK incubation and innovation sector.

Data Matters

The programme

The programme can be downloaded here.

Our Hosts:

The Institute of Life Science (ILS), Swansea University Medical School are hosting the conference which will be held at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

The ILS is Wales’ premier purpose-built medical research and business incubation facility. It is a partnership between Swansea University, Welsh Government, the NHS, ABMU Health Board, and business partners. It provides a cornerstone for the regional MediPark vision being developed as part of the ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health) delivered in partnership between University Health Boards, industry, academia, and Welsh Government.

The vision for the ILS is to advance medical science through multi- and inter-disciplinary research and innovation for the benefit of human health, and to link those benefits to the economy by encouraging interaction with other organisations in a spirit of Open Innovation.

Our Venue

The National Waterfront Museum tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years.

The Industrial Revolution in Wales had a tremendous effect on People, Communities and Lives as well as that of the rest of the World. Visitors can soak up the history with a breathtaking mix of old and new in the city's rapidly developing maritime quarter.

The Museum is housed in an original listed warehouse linked to a ultra-modern slate and glass building. Here you can discover the Transport, Materials and Networks that were so important and the 'big things' that contributed so much to the industrial history of Wales.

Hotels and Transport

All sessions will take place at the National Waterfront Museum which is within easy walking distance of a number of hotels:

Swansea University have an agreed room rate with The Swansea Marriot Hotel

Wednesday 24th January 2018 @ £96.00 for Bed and Welsh Breakfast (if staying overnight on the day before the Conference)

Thursday 25th January 2018 @ £96.00 for Bed and Welsh Breakfast.

All rooms are bookable through the Marriott Corporate Travel website

The closest budget hotel to the National Waterfront Museum is The City Gates (Premier Inn), Wind Street, Swansea SA1 1EE which (at 03/12/17) had rooms available from £31.50 (Room Only/Non Refundable) and £45.00 (Room only/Refundable) for the nights of 23/24 January 2018. Visit the Premier Inn Website.

Also nearby is the Swansea Waterfront Hotel (Premier Inn) which (at 27/11/17) had rooms available from £33.00 (Room Only/Non Refumdable) amd £46.00 (Room only/Refundable) for the nights of 23/24 January 2018. Visit the Premier Inn Website

Swansea has an extensive range of hotels with a wide range of prices for all budgets. Hotels nearest the Waterfront are listed here.

Museum Exhibitions

There will be opportunities to visit the Museum displays and exhibitions:

Innovation and Industry in Wales: The Industrial Revolution in Wales had a tremendous effect on People, Communities and Lives as well as that of the rest of the World. Visitors can soak up the history with a breath-taking mix of old and new in the city's rapidly developing maritime quarter.

The vast industrial and maritime heritage of wales is ready to explore via cutting-edge, interactive technology married with traditional displays.

Generation Games: A fascinating collection of computer games consoles from every one of the eight generations of consoles so far released in the UK to allow you to try out the games of yesteryear.

The history of video game consoles is divided into eight ‘Generations’ and the exhibition features them all. It starts from Generation One - the early 1970s when players would often have to mount a plastic screen on their TV to give some simulation of graphics, draw cards from a pack to give them new tasks and even keep score with a pencil and paper – right up to today’s Generation Eight virtual reality games.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Please contact jim.duvall@ukspa.org.uk for information on sponsorship and exhibition space.

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