UKSPA Member Webinars

A series of webinars considering the longer term challenges and opportunities for the sector.

 

Online member conference: Thursday 9 July – Friday 10 July 2020

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UKSPA Covid-19 Hub

The UKSPA Covid-19 hub for those in the sector to find out more information regarding the Government’s and UKSPA’s response.

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Member Interest Groups

A member only platform to develop and share expertise, exchange ideas and best practices.

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Innovation and  the new office

Innovation and the new office

What role can innovation play in ensuring collaboration continues if we can’t be physically present?  And how might offices be used going forward? Tom Renn, Managing Director - Bruntwood SciTech Manchester looks at how workspaces may now evolve. Last week I...

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Office demand post Covid -19

Office demand post Covid -19

Now that lockdown measures are beginning to ease and the prospect of meeting up with friends and family in a restaurant or having a drink in a pub has arrived, businesses are planning for what a return to the workplace will look like. But as lockdown measures...

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COVID-19 has accelerated innovation in Surrey

COVID-19 has accelerated innovation in Surrey

A survey amongst Surrey Research Park tenants reveals that over 50% of respondents are pivoting their business or diversifying their product range or service as a result of COVID-19. Surrey Research Park is home to some of the county’s most innovative and dynamic...

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CaSE and Wellcome report – Advocating for R&D Investment

CaSE and Wellcome report – Advocating for R&D Investment

CaSE (Campaign for Science and Engineering) and the Wellcome Trust have collaborated with Public First on a report looking at how the R&D community can best secure government investment over the next ten years. The UK stands at the start of a decade where...

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Made Smarter reaches major milestone

Made Smarter reaches major milestone

Made Smarter, the movement helping SMEs join the Industry 4.0 revolution, has reached a major milestone having now funded more than 100 businesses. The North West technology adoption pilot is working with small and medium-sized manufacturers to help them introduce...

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NAFIC rebrands to York Biotech Campus

NAFIC rebrands to York Biotech Campus

The National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC), a leading hub for bioscience in Yorkshire, has announced that it has rebranded to become ‘York Biotech Campus’ to represent its evolution from an agri-tech site to all-encompassing biotech. The rebrand includes a new...

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Association News

Connect, share and support

Connect, share and support

UKSPA Chairman Dr Glenn Crocker MBE on why the innovation network has never been more important… In my first contribution to Breakthrough, following my appointment as UKSPA chairman, I wrote in the last issue about the need for UKSPA to remain relevant in the face of...

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UKSPA survey results – Initial impact of Covid-19

UKSPA survey results – Initial impact of Covid-19

Background UKSPA carried out an initial survey of members from Tuesday 31 March to Friday 3 April 2020 on the current impact of Covid-19. This post gives members the final analysis of this initial survey which shows the support that members are giving to their...

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Innovation and  the new office

Innovation and the new office

What role can innovation play in ensuring collaboration continues if we can’t be physically present?  And how might offices be used going forward? Tom Renn, Managing Director - Bruntwood SciTech Manchester looks at how workspaces may now evolve. Last week I...

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Office demand post Covid -19

Office demand post Covid -19

Now that lockdown measures are beginning to ease and the prospect of meeting up with friends and family in a restaurant or having a drink in a pub has arrived, businesses are planning for what a return to the workplace will look like. But as lockdown measures...

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Successful innovation – the real risk is not doing it at all

Successful innovation – the real risk is not doing it at all

Innovation is synonymous with successful business. Organisations that are unable to innovate successfully often fail. Covid-19 has shaken our world and the crisis has challenged organisations of all sizes, forcing leaders to explore new ways of working. Companies born...

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The Future of the Laboratory

The Future of the Laboratory

As Covid-19 has proved a catalyst for global business change, what impact has the pandemic had on laboratory operations, investment and future design? Kath Mackay, managing director - Alderley Park, looks at what’s next for the laboratory. Last week I was lucky enough...

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The next 100 days: Consolidating your IP position

The next 100 days: Consolidating your IP position

This is the next blog in the series looking at how companies can align their commercial goals with an effective approach to Intellectual Property, using Potter Clarkson’s “Next 100 Days” guide. With a clear picture of your current IP position, having undertaken a...

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Power up the North: Levelling up in recovery

Power up the North: Levelling up in recovery

The Northern Powerhouse, since its launch in 2014, has seen some progress but too many false dawns. As we recover from this deadly pandemic, the time is now for the North of England. Much has been made, and many words spoken, of ‘levelling up’. Northern Powerhouse...

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