About Our Sector

The science and Innovation sector is a dynamic and growing eco-system and one that is is vital to the future prosperity of the United Kingdom. The Innovation locations in UKSPA membership play a critical role in supporting, sustaining and growing knowledge intensive companies that occupy their space.

Over the last three decades, the emergence and growth of Science Parks and similar Innovation environments throughout the UK has helped create many thousands of scientific, technical, knowledge-based businesses.

These occupiers chose to locate their R&D and other Innovation activities in places with the right premises, a flexible and supportive business environment , co-location with other companies and access to advice and business support which, together, builds and sustains long term economic growth.