UKSPA Conferences 2022

Further information and registration details on these next two UKSPA in-person events will be available shortly

3 and 4 March 2022, The Oxford Science Park

9 and 10 June 2022, Circle Square, Manchester

UKSPA Webinars

 

The ongoing series of webinars run as part of UKSPA’S programme of sharing good practice, networking, communication, research, promotion and advocacy. The next series of webinars will be announced shortly.

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Making innovation in business accessible

Making innovation in business accessible

In order for innovation to be successful, it needs to be a collaborative, open process where the tools are available to everyone. Joanna Birch – Director of Innovation, Enterprise and Employability at Birmingham City University – explains how the University is taking...

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Bidwells names new science and technology boss

Bidwells names new science and technology boss

Bidwells has named Max Bryan as its new head of science and technology. He replaces David Williams, who left the consultancy last year to become commercial director at Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire. Bryan has been with Bidwells since 2018. He leads its office and...

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Booming digital sector fuels growth at Platform

Booming digital sector fuels growth at Platform

18 new businesses moved to Platform during the last three months of 20217 existing companies at Platform expanded as a result of growth  £1.6bn growth predictions for Yorkshire’s digital tech sector expected to fuel further demand in 2022 Bruntwood SciTech welcomed 18...

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Biotech start-up expands at Heyford Park Innovation Centre

Biotech start-up expands at Heyford Park Innovation Centre

A biotech start-up founded in the middle of the pandemic is expanding at Heyford Park Innovation Centre. Oxford StemTech first moved to the site in September 2020 after being established by Oxford University researchers. Graduates from Heyford Park Innovation Centre...

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New Chief Executive appointed at UKSPA

New Chief Executive appointed at UKSPA

James Chaffer has been appointed as Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA). James will join UKSPA on 4 January 2022 following the retirement of Jim Duvall who leaves after fourteen years at the Association.  James is currently...

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WISE launches Covid Unsung Heroes Awards

WISE launches Covid Unsung Heroes Awards

WISE, the campaign for diversity, inclusion and change in STEM, has launched its Covid Unsung Heroes Awards to celebrate the women working in STEM that have changed lives, communities and the economy for the better during the pandemic. Kay Hussain, WISE’s Chief...

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Association News

Budget will not meet ambitions of Innovation Strategy

Budget will not meet ambitions of Innovation Strategy

Authors: Patrick Bonnett, Steve Yianni and Jane Gate Slowing investment will make science superpower status less likely, say Patrick Bonnett and colleagues The budget was a chance to begin implementing the government’s Innovation Strategy. Launching the strategy...

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Making innovation in business accessible

Making innovation in business accessible

In order for innovation to be successful, it needs to be a collaborative, open process where the tools are available to everyone. Joanna Birch – Director of Innovation, Enterprise and Employability at Birmingham City University – explains how the University is taking...

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Budget will not meet ambitions of Innovation Strategy

Budget will not meet ambitions of Innovation Strategy

Authors: Patrick Bonnett, Steve Yianni and Jane Gate Slowing investment will make science superpower status less likely, say Patrick Bonnett and colleagues The budget was a chance to begin implementing the government’s Innovation Strategy. Launching the strategy...

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Avison Young releases Ten Trends for a Zero Carbon World

Avison Young releases Ten Trends for a Zero Carbon World

Avison Young has released its Ten Trends for a Zero Carbon World, a look at how actions to address climate change are impacting the development, investment and occupation of real estate.  A key component of the wider Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) debate,...

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