R&D and the Comprehensive Spending Review

REGISTER HERE 24th September – R&D and the Comprehensive Spending Review:  12-1.30 PM The Chancellor’s announcements made in the 2020 Budget set out record spending - rising to £22 billion a year by 2024/5 - to help position the UK as a  science and innovation superpower, and were widely welcomed across the R&D landscape as […]

Health and Wellbeing in the workplace

REGISTER HERE Teams and organisations are adapting to the challenges brought by the pandemic. We are all looking for new ways of working whilst also ensuring a healthy and productive environment. As a result of the new circumstances and challenges, the need to address mental as well as physical health issues and well-being is paramount. […]

Emerging data technologies in life sciences

The UK Bioscience Forum will return in October 2020 as a two day virtual event, with the theme emerging data technologies. Recent years have seen an explosion of emerging data technologies in the biotech sector. Many of these address long-standing challenges in the industry, offering the potential to reduce the time and cost of drug discovery, and to target […]

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

REGISTER HERE 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 […]

Adapting office buildings for laboratory use

Following on from the initial webinar in November and the subsequent feedback, this webinar debates how more innovative use of space can drive innovation to significantly assist in attracting new talent and supporting retention of existing occupiers. This repurposing of facilities could deliver real opportunities to provide more flexible and adaptable space for existing and […]

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

REGISTER HERE The latest interactive webinar from UKSPA will hear from top speakers discussing how we can further improve and encourage a science and innovation sector for everyone. We will consider the approaches and solutions that can be taken and how we can improve as an industry to encourage effective and sustainable EDI strategies. The […]

UKSPA full members webinar with Beauhurst

REGISTER HERE UKSPA strategic partners Beauhurst provide data on the UK's company landscape, with a specific focus on high-growth and innovative businesses. This is done through an online platform which houses the company data, through which UKSPA full members could potentially log-in and conduct research. Data can be used in a number of ways, including: […]

Bidwells Lab Design for the Future webinar in association with UKSPA

As the science & technology sector evolves, so too must its real estate. The utilisation of AI, robotics and cloud-based research data is changing the way scientists work and the spaces they occupy. Demand and pace of start-ups and spin-outs is rapidly changing the market. In this webinar, we will discuss meeting market needs in […]

University Science Parks – the new landscape

27 May 2021  12.00 noon  -13.15 pm University Science Parks – the new landscape An opportunity to discuss with colleagues, in the UK and beyond, the impact and opportunities for University Science Parks as we emerge from covid-19. How will the commercial benefits that Science and Innovation Parks contribute to the host University continue to […]

Innovation, Science Parks and BBSRC

15 June 2021 12.00 noon -13.15 pm Innovation, Science Parks and BBSRC BBSRC is working with partners and stakeholders across the UK to develop five national research and innovation campuses. Each of the campuses is centred on the critical mass of world-leading bioscience, and national capability of institutes that receive strategic funding from BBSRC.  The […]

Investment Focus: The key drivers and opportunities

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 […]

Virtual Tenancies: Process, Compliance and Opportunities.

Virtual Tenancies: Process, Compliance and Opportunities. 29 July 2021.  12.00-13.15 REGISTER HERE The last UKSPA member survey found that around 40% of members offered, or were then proposing to offer, virtual tenancies. Sites that were already active ranged from those delivering a handful of VT’s to others with a virtual community of over 100 – […]