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UKSPA Autumn Conference: Thurs 15th & Fri 16th September 2022, Charnwood Campus

September 15, 2022 - September 16, 2022

Charnwood Campus

UKSPA members and stakeholders will gather for their Autumn Conference at Charnwood Campus, Loughborough on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September 2022. Following on from the last UKSPA Conference at The Oxford Science Park in late March & early April, the two days will consider and debate current national and regional trends.

The Conference will start at lunchtime on Thursday, and conclude on Friday afternoon.  Throughout the two days, leading speakers from the UKSPA network and key partners will discuss in depth the challenges, opportunities, and innovative ways the sector continues to further engage, inspire and grow.

A drinks reception and dinner will be held on Thursday 15th September from 19:00-21:30 approx. The event will be taking place at the conference hotel, the Yew Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre in Kegworth – map link here.

The draft conference programme is now available for download here.

About our Hosts

Charnwood Campus Science, Innovation and Technology Park is a business-led life science ecosystem that provides world-class flexible laboratories, specialist manufacturing facilities and a comprehensive support package for life science and associated companies.

Its vision is to become a leading next-generation life sciences cluster in the UK, driving innovation, growth and improving healthcare for all. The Campus offers a dynamic, innovative and multidimensional Life Sciences Cluster support proposition that offers an exceptional environment for life science businesses to thrive and grow. The proposition is designed to nurture and drive the life science ecosystem in the region. It is proudly representing the companies clustered around Charnwood Campus on a regional and national level. Strongly rooted in 4 life science business development areas (Skills, Leadership, Cluster Support and NHS and Academia collaboration) that together form a unique platform for Midlands’ life sciences sector to be heard on the micro and macro level.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Adrian Sell – adrian.sell@ukspa.org.uk 

Please note that space is limited so early registration is strongly recommended to guarantee your place.


The designated Conference hotel is the Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre, Packington Hill, Kegworth, DE74 2DF, which is approximately 15 minutes drive from Charnwood Campus. Coaches will be provided from Charnwood Campus to the conference hotel on the afternoon of Thursday 15th September, and from the hotel back to the conference venue the following morning.

Rooms are available at a negotiated discounted rate of £95 including breakfast for conference delegates. To book your room at the Yew Lodge Hotel please contact the hotel directly quoting booking code ‘UKSPA’.

Other hotels you may wish to consider in the area:

Hilton East Midlands Airport, M1 Junction, 24 Derby Rd, Derby, DE74 2YZ

Kegworth Hotel & Conference Centre, Packington Hill, Kegworth, Derby DE74 2DF

All UKSPA Members are entitled to up to two free places at the Conference. There are a limited number of non-member places (or for the booking of an additional delegate place for Members) with delegate fees shown on the Eventbrite registration page.



Charnwood Campus
Bakewell Road
Loughborough, LE11 5RB United Kingdom
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