UKSPA Cambridge October 2018

UKSPA Cambridge October 2018

The programme: The programme can be downloaded here


The conference provided an opportunity to discuss current challenges and opportunities for the Science and Innovation sector:


DAY 1: Thursday 11 October

Plenary session 

Welcome from UKSPA, David Hardman, Chairman

Keynote Address: Martin Hamilton, Futurist, Jisc. We have lift off: the new race for space

Jeanette Walker, Cambridge Science Park

David Hardman, Innovation Birmingham

John Mackenzie, Roslin Innovation Centre


Parallel sessions 

Chris White, Wrenbridge, Harlow Science Park

Colin Brown, Unity Campus, Sawston

Simon Coward, Scottow Technology Park

Barry Atkins, Hickstead/Fairfax Properties

Grant Bourhill, University of Leicester

2 Research campuses and research connections

Beatric Schlarb-Ridley, BAS, Aurora Innovation Centre at BAS

Lee Glassbrook, BBSRC. Maximising Bioscience Research and Innovation

Rhian Hayward, MBE, Aberystwyth Innovation & Enterprise Campus

DAY 2: Friday 12 October

Parallel sessions

4 Collaborative Incubation that works

Caroline Hyde & Paul Hughes, Allia Future Business Centre

5 Social media and marketing

Jennifer Esty & John Woods, Sharp Ahead

Elaine McKechnie, Oxford Innovation

6 Cambridge Connections

Ross McWatt, Scott Brownrigg. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3

Dr Joanne Mills, Wellcome Genome Campus, Ecosystem Value Creation


Plenary session: Skills and Talent

Simon Coward, Hethel Innovation. Inspiring young people

Stefanie Thorne, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre. Women entrepreneurs - what's going on in Ipswich

Mick Westman, Digital Innov8ors. Skills for life in a digital world