Association News

UKSPA elect John Leake as new Chair

UKSPA elect John Leake as new Chair

The United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Leake as its new Chair.  John takes over the mantle from outgoing Chair Patrick Bonnett, Chief Development Officer at the UK’s National Innovation Centre for...

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UKSPA announces publication of its definitive guide

UKSPA announces publication of its definitive guide

UKSPA (The United Kingdom Science Park Association) has today announced the publication of the fully revised and expanded third edition of The Planning, Development and Operation of Science Parks - UKSPA’s definitive guide to the creation and management of innovation...

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Levelling up requires an end to policy churn

Levelling up requires an end to policy churn

Stronger links between civil servants and R&D would help local economies, says Patrick Bonnett No-one could argue with the profound need to level up the UK. We are one of the most geographically unequal major economies in the world, and inequality has worsened...

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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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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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