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The Science and Innovation Sector

About the Sector

Science and Innovation plays a crucial role in promoting prosperity and sustainable growth.

The sector drives forward the development of knowledge-economy companies that underpin the UK’s economic growth.

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Information and Resource Centre

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Members have access to a range of reports and data and Information about current research as well as other useful publications relating to the Science and Innovation Sector,

These can be found in this developing section of the website.

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UKSPA Statistics and Data

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UKSPA collects data on Science Park activities on an Annual basis and summary information is available here alongside UKSPA Research Papers. Members can download detailed analysis and additional resources.

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The United Kingdom Science Park Association

The mission of UKSPA is to be the authoritative body on the planning, development and the creation of Science Parks that are facilitating the development and management of innovative, high growth, knowledge-based organisations.

A Science Park is a business support and technology transfer initiative that:

  • encourages and supports the start up and incubation of innovation-led, high-growth, knowledge-based businesses.
  • provides an environment where larger and international businesses can develop specific and close interactions with a particular centre of knowledge creation for their mutual benefit.
  • has formal and operational links with centres of knowledge creation such as universities, higher education institutes and research organisations.