How to join

The term Science Park traditionally describes a business support environment that encourages and supports the start-up, incubation and development of innovation-led, high-growth, knowledge-based businesses; initiatives called by other names such as Research Park, Innovation Centre, Technology Park, Technopole or technology-based Incubator – where they aspire to meet the essential criteria set out above are also included within the definition.

However, the knowledge economy is changing and UKSPA members now include innovation districts, accelerator programmes as well as the long established models of science parks and reasearch campuses.

Full Membership is for those organisations which are fully operational, having a site, buildings, occupiers and which deliver added value through an on-site management function that delivers advice and support to their knowledge intensive businesses.

Associate Membership is the membership category applicable to Innovation-based Parks and Technology-based Incubators which are being planned and where the developers intend to work towards the Association’s definition of a Full Member.

An additional category is that of Affiliate Membership, reserved for organisations and businesses whose objectives and activities have common ground with those of the Association and where membership would be mutually beneficial.

If, having read the above, you believe Full or Associate Membership of the Association is appropriate to the facilities and development that you represent, please complete and return the attached form to: The United Kingdom Science Park Association, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1XL

Telephone: 01799 532050


Full and Associate Membership Application form 1st April 2022 (WORD)

Full and Associate Membership Application form 1st April 2022 (PDF)

If you would like to apply to be a Business Affiliate, please complete the application form, giving details of your company and the reason you wish to apply to be an UKSPA Business Affiliate.

Business-Affiliate-Membership-Application-Form-1st-April-2022 (WORD)

Business-Affiliate-Membership-Application-Form-1st-April-2022 (PDF)

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Current UKSPA Membership Fees

Full and Associate Members

Initial Joining Fee £125

Full Members (above 100,000 square feet in size) and Associate Members – Annual Subscription £1445 +VAT

Full Members (35,000 to 100,000 square feet in size) – Annual Subscription £1230 +VAT

Full Members (below 35,000 square feet in size) – Annual Subscription £968 +VAT


Business Affiliates and Affiliated Members

Initial Joining Fee £125

Annual Subscription £1445 +VAT

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