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COVID-19 Update: Lessons from the past, the present and future challenges

January 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Throughout most of 2020 we have all experienced the  many challenges presented by COVID‐19. The science and innovation sector has shown great resilience and was quick to adapt to the unprecedented circumstances.

As we enter the third lockdown, UKSPA’s first webinar of 2021 will look at the lessons learnt from the past nine months and consider the challenges as well as the opportunities ahead.

The webinar will look at the current status on the available business support and funding opportunities, the financial impact the pandemic has had on technology companies, the support needed to effectively address economic and productivity uncertainties and the role of innovation locations during and post COVID-19.

Members will discuss their views on the impact of the pandemic financially, innovative tenant support, case studies and how experiences from the initial pandemic outbreak can help shape the future.



John Leake, UKSPA Director, Company Secretary and Honorary Treasurer


Dom Hallas, Executive Director. The Coalition for a Digital Economy

Iain Mansell, Deputy Director, Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands

Member Panel: 

Colin Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool

Dr Sally Basker, Chief Executive Officer, Exeter Science Park

Duncan Rogers, Asset and Estate Management Director, Harwell Campus