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Grassroots R&D is a foundation for building back better

Grassroots R&D is a foundation for building back better

Close-to-market innovation across the UK can drive recovery, say Patrick Bonnett and Steve Yianni in a recent article first published in Research Professional News The Chancellor’s budget in March marked a shift in plans to support economic growth through investment...

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Build back better

Build back better

UKSPA Chairman Dr Glenn Crocker MBE considers how the world and the future of science parks will be post covid. The light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel appears to be getting brighter, with the vaccination programme rolling out across Europe.  So, it seems...

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UKSPA Members:  discounted entry to IASP World Conference

UKSPA Members: discounted entry to IASP World Conference

UKSPA members  can now register for the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation virtual World Conference which takes place from 1st -3rd December 2020 This allows UKSPA members to register for the same fee as IASP members. For those...

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Jobs today, skills tomorrow

Jobs today, skills tomorrow

Presenting a call to arms, Martino Picardo and Jim Duvall ask representatives across the sector to join the ‘Schools to Science Park’ movement and convert local skills efforts into a national collaboration. Despite the current pandemic, there is still considerable...

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UKSPA collaborates on Incubators and accelerators report

UKSPA collaborates on Incubators and accelerators report

Social Innovation Monitor (SIM), an international research team based at Politecnico di Torino university, in collaboration with UKSPA and Enterprise Educators UK , has published the first report on the impact of incubators/accelerators in the UK. The research team...

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Innovation gives us good reason for optimism

Innovation gives us good reason for optimism

With experts predicting a 25-30% drop in economic output and British tech firms posting their worst performance since the financial crash of 2008, it’s easy to see why the future might appear particularly gloomy. There are however reasons for optimism. Recessions...

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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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The UKSPA Covid-19 Survey

The UKSPA Covid-19 Survey

As part of our activity to measure the impact of Covid19 on UKSPA members we launched the survey earlier this week. The broad conclusions were as follows: Almost 70 % of members now have their management teams working remotelyAround 10% of members have some of their...

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UKSPA – Covid19 Quick Survey

UKSPA – Covid19 Quick Survey

UKSPA launched (on Tuesday 30 March) a 5-10 minute member survey on the impact of Covid19 on their operations and their occupiers. The survey will also collect information on the financial impact and the responses that are being...

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UKSPA Covid-19 Briefing

UKSPA Covid-19 Briefing

  As part of UKSPA's response to Covid-19, briefing papers on the impact of Covid-19 and the additional support required by the sector is being sent to Government. UKSPA members are asked to distribute to their networks and stakeholders. Covid19 and the Science...

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