How to Join

How to Join

UKSPA promotes and supports active knowledge intensive communities – however named – that drive innovation. UKSPA members deliver these communities to support knowledge based businesses and grow the wider economy.

The locations are described in many ways – including as a Science Park, Research Park, Innovation Centre, Technology Park, Technopole or technology-based Incubator, but all share a common ambition – to deliver the right properties, services and support to their occupiers.

These communities are environments for some of the most innovative businesses in the UK ranging from start-ups to large, multi-national corporate and public sector R&D.UKSPA members encourage and sustain the start-up, incubation and development of innovation-led, high-growth, knowledge-based businesses allowing them to scale-up and flourish. 

Full Membership is for those organisations which are fully operational, having a site, support services, buildings, occupiers and a management function that supports the growth of knowledge intensive businesses..

Associate Membership is the membership category applicable to Innovation-locations which are aspirational or being planned, under development or yet to reach 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 (Word or PDF) to:

The United Kingdom Science Park Association, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1XL

Telephone: 01799 532050  e-mail:

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

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 £1385 +VAT 

Full Members (35,000 to 100,000 square feet in size) - Annual Subscription £1180 +VAT 

Full Members (below 35,000 square feet in size) - Annual Subscription £925 +VAT 

Business Affiliates and Affiliated Members

Initial Joining Fee £125

Annual Subscription £1385 +VAT

The United Kingdom Science Park Association is a Company Limited by Guarantee.