UKSPA Publications List

UKSPA Publications List

UKSPA Publications

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United Kingdom Science Park Association Directory 2016/2017 

The latest edition of the UKSPA Directory, which lists and profiles all of UKSPA's members, is available now. The definitive information source for our member Science Parks, Affiliates and Business Affiliates over all of the UK and across the world, the UKSPA Directory is an invaluable tool for locating innovation and knowledge bases and finding out more about what is happening on Science and Innovation Parks.

Divided up into sections covering UKSPA Full Members in the UK and Overseas, plus our Affiliate Members and the companies who have joined as our Business Affiliates, the Directory also includes contact details.

The Planning, Development and Operation of Science Parks, Second Edition (2006)

BookPublished in 2006 this is a completely revised and fully comprehensive second edition of the UK Science Park Association's definitive guide to good practice in science park development and management. Edited by Dr Malcolm Parry Director of Surrey Research Park (University of Surrey), it offers insights and case studies which explore a broad range of topics and initiatives written by the leading light practitioners in the science park movement today.

  • written by experts
  • provides a framework of how to develop a science park
  • is a reference point for current thinking and practice


'The guide will make a significant contribution to current thinking and practice in the science park sector – essential for anyone already involved or starting out.' David Kirby, former UKSPA Chairman

Evaluation of the Past and Future Economic Contribution of the UK Science Park Movement (2004)

The UK Science Park Association, working in partnership with the Small Business Service, commissioned ANGLE Technology to undertake research to identify the nature of the additionality the science park movement brings to the performance of knowledge-based firms located on Science Parks in the UK. This report presents the findings of this research and provides specific insights into the:

  • Performance of a representative sample of science park tenants compared with similar firms located off science parks; and
  • Influence of regional and/or sub-regional locations on the performance of science park developments.


The recommendations focus firmly on the future and concentrate on two important strategic issues:

  • Stimulating the further development of successful, mature science parks; and
  • Facilitating the fast track development of new science parks.

 

Good Practice Guides

HL GuideGetting the most out of your Intellectual Property (July 2014)

Haseltine Lake has been commissioned by UKSPA to produce a Best Practice Guide to Getting the Most out of your Intellectual Property, for UKSPA’s tenants.

This easy-to-use and updated guide is presented in a self-audit format designed to help businesses to understand their existing and prospective Intellectual Property.

To download a copy of the guide please click here.

If you would like to purchase printed copies of the Guide please contact info@ukspa.org.uk for more details.

Quality Cover 

Electronic Quality Management Systems for SME's (July 2014)

A  new  Good Practice Guide for Small to Medium Enterprise (SME’s) within the UKSPA network which aims to give companies who are starting to implement a quality management system, or to help companies who already have an established quality management system, to understand how such systems can be migrated towards an electronic quality management system.

 

This publication is targeted at Park and Incubator Management, and the owners, ICT staff, Quality Managers and Operations staff of tenant companies whose business is regulated by external organisations, eg. ISO, MHRA, FDA, EU, etc.

This document has been written by David Forrest, Chief Executive of Compliance Control Ltd. and reviewed by Bob Crawshaw, Director and Principal Consultant Compliance Control Ltd.To download a copy of the guide please click here.

If you would like to purchase printed copies of the Guide please contact info@ukspa.org.uk for more details.

 

GPGMaximising Value-Added Services: Managed Telephony for Innovation Environments: 

UKSPA ICT Good Practice Guide by Tamar Science Park and Broadband Vantage

UKSPA's ICT Good Practice Guides aim to provide an overview to choosing and implementing managed telephony and broadband services for science park tenants, identifying key concepts and options. Jonathan Harris, ICT Operations Manager at Tamar Science Park is Chair of the UKSPA ICT Focus Group. Under its terms of reference, the group was established with the common aim of sharing best practice, experience and knowledge transfer within the UK science park movement. Jonathan said: 'These Guides are the product of several years of research and experience in the delivery and management of multi-tenant communications facilities. They reflect best of breed options available to sites.'

Click here to download a low resolution copy of the Telephony Good Practive Guide.

If you would like to purchase printed copies of the Guide please contact info@ukspa.org.uk for more details.

Getting Connected: Delivering Network Infrastructure and Broadband Internet Access – UKSPA

ICT Good Practice Guide by Tamar Science Park and Broadband Vantage

UKSPA's ICT Good Practice Guides aim to provide an overview to choosing and implementing managed telephony and broadband services for science park tenants, identifying key concepts and options. Jonathan Harris, ICT Operations Manager at Tamar Science Park is Chair of the UKSPA ICT Focus Group. Under its terms of reference, the group was established with the common aim of sharing best practice, experience and knowledge transfer within the UK science park movement. Jonathan said: 'These Guides are the product of several years of research and experience in the delivery and management of multi-tenant communications facilities. They reflect best of breed options available to sites.'

Click here to download a low resolution copy of the Broadband Good Practice Guide.

If you would like to purchase printed copies of the Guide please contact info@ukspa.org.uk for more details.

Changing Places: Renewing Workplaces and Buildings - UKSPA Good Practice Guide by David Leon

Renewing older buildings and workplaces is a flexible way of creating good quality, modern, high-tech workspace, not only during periods of economic uncertainty, but as a long-term, sustainable alternative to new buildings.

A Survey conducted by UKSPA last year found that the greatest concerns that Science Park owners and managers had for older buildings and workplaces were the:

  • High operating and maintenance costs
  • Outdated image
  • Accommodation which fell short of today's business/innovation needs


If you would like to purchase printed copies of the Guide please contact info@ukspa.org.uk for more details.

Download the Order Form for UKSPA Publications here.