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UKSPA - Executive Director

Following the retirement of the current Chief Executive, The United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA) is looking to appoint an Executive Director to manage the further strategic development of the Association, and to oversee the development and delivery of a range of membership products and services to deliver our current and future agenda. 

Details here.

Membership Administrator - UKSPA

UKSPA has a vacancy for a Membership Administrator - Details below:

Working for a small, busy trade association you would assist with member communications (website/social media), research, information gathering and help plan and deliver UKSPA events and publications (including our annual membership directory).

The successful candidate will benefit from working in a role that will allow considerable flexibility to organise and deliver their own workloads and take advantage of opportunities to develop skills in office administration and membership communications.

UKSPA October Conference: Sci-Tech Daresbury

UKSPA – October Conference

Sci-Tech Daresbury will be the location for the 5/6 October UKSPA Conference.

Further details of the programme, registration and hotel/transport information is available here.

UKSPA Breakthrough first issue

UKSPA - Breakthrough

The first issue of the UKSPA magazine, Breakthrough, has been published (March/April 2017) and you can read this online here.

UKSPA Conference York - May 2017

Science, Innovation And Translation - UKSPA/S-Lab Conference

UKSPA and S-Lab are collaborating with other supporting partners on a major international conference, Awards Programme and Exhibition at York Racecourse on Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday 10 May 2017.

More details including programme summary, awards information, booking/registration details and hotel information can can be found here


IASP Conference - York - May 8 to May 10 2017

About the European Division Meeting in York.
European Division Event, York, 8-10 May: organised by York Science Park and UKSPA (UK)

Bringing together IASP European members with UKSPA/UK delegates as part of a bigger event held jointly with UKSPA at York Racecourse.

The IASP European Meeting will offer great networking opportunities and the chance to visit the historic city.

Introducing Breakthrough

Introducing Breakthough.

Front Cover

Renamed 'Breakthrough', your new look UKSPA magazine lies at the heart of the positive changes we’re making to our communications in 2017.

"Our editorial drive is towards useful, high quality content aimed at stimulating collaboration, best practice and business growth.

Nottingham Presentations

The presentations and supporting papers from the January 2017 Conference held at the university of Nottingham Innovation Park can be found here.

Future Fusion - our new publishers

Introducing Future Fusion

Now accepting bookings for UKSPA Titles
Our new team at Future Fusion are now in-place and busily working on our new-look members magazine, Breakthrough. We’re very excited about the next stage in improving our communications with our members and the Science Park, Innovation and Incubation community at large, and we hope you will take advantage and get involved through advertising to this fantastic audience.

A new directory of incubators and accelerators in the UK – make sure you're on the list!


Accelerators and incubators play an important role in startup ecosystems throughout the UK. In an effort to understand them better, Nesta has been actively involved in this field for a number of years, with activities ranging from research to investment to networks of good practice.