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Investment Focus: The key drivers and opportunities

July 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

15 July 2021  11.00 am  – 13.00 pm

Investment Focus: The key drivers and opportunities

A number of recent UKSPA webinars have focused on the changing face of investment in the UK.  This extended webinar will bring together key investors and look at what is driving investment and the opportunities that these investments will have on the future direction of the science and innovation sector.

11.00 am – 12.15pm : Investment: Place-Making and Innovation

Chair: Dr Eulian Roberts, UKSPA Companion


  • Kate Lawlor, Chief Executive Officer, Bruntwood SciTech
  • Paul Taylor, Director, Creative Space Management
  • Colin Roberts, Venture Development Director, We are Pioneer Group

Followed by two follow on sessions:

12.15pm -13.00 pm (approx):

Space for Scale-Ups

Chair: Graham Hewson, UKSPA Director


  • Charlie Mitchell, Managing Director, Scale Space
  • Emma Douglas-Beet, Scale-up Director and Senior Innovation & Growth Specialist, Innovate UK Edge


Investment Perspectives – What are the investment needs of Science parks and other Innovation locations?

Chair: John Leake, UKSPA Director, Company Secretary and Honorary Treasurer


  • John Leake, Business Development Manager, Sci-Tech Daresbury & Malcolm Jackson, Chief Operating Officer, Langtree
  • Reid Derby, Innovation Lead, Cyber Central UK, part of the Golden Valley Development
  • Ian Thompson, Director, Avison Young
  • Chris Walters, Head of Life Sciences, JLL



July 15, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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