UKSPA Imperial White City January 2019

UKSPA Imperial White City January 2019

The programme: The programme can be downloaded here


The conference provided a timely opportunity to look to the future of the sector. Presentations on city-led innovation and cluster developments were joined by sessions looking at the contributions of innovation communities in towns as well as countryside, whilst leading figures from BEIS delivered sessions on Industrial Strategy and policy


DAY 1: Thursday 17 January


Welcome to UKSPA/Imperial White City, David Hardman, Chairman

The White City Project: Four Years On. Eulian Roberts, CEO, Imperial ThinkSpace

Imperial White City Incubator: Graham Hewson, Head of Incubation, Imperial White City

Panel Session, Chair Eulian Roberts


Kay Faulkener: Oxford Road Corridor Enterprise Zone Growth Manager, Manchester

Michelle Duggan: Newcastle Science City Partnership Officer

David Hardman: MD, Innovation Birmingham

Graham Hewson: Imperial White City 


Parallel session 1: Rethinking non-specialist buildings

Eugene Sayers, Sheppard Robson

David Gray, ISG


Parallel session 2: Incubation and the City


Nick Sturge, Engine Shed

Patrick Fallon, Unit Dx

Elaine McKechnie, Oxford Innovation


DAY 2: Friday 18 January

Plenary session

Plenary session - Talk of the Town. Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities


Panel Session, Chair David Hardman


Tom Carroll, Head of EMEA Corporate Research, JLL

Grant Powell, CEO, Central Working

Eulian Roberts, CEO, Imperial College ThinkSpace


Panel session 3: The White City Incubator model

Graham Hewson, White City Incubator

Johannes Solzbach, CEO, Clustermarket

Steven O Connell, Associate Director, RebelBio


Panel session 4: Science Parks - Research and Data

Sue Foxley, Research Director, Bidwells

Jonathan Burroughs, CEO, Creative Places

John Leake, Sci-Tech Daresbury

Malcolm Parry, Surrey Research Park