Spring online members conference

Thursday 18th March and Friday 19th March



UKSPA  will gather virtually on Thursday 18th March and Friday 19th March. The two day member drop-in conference will provide a timely opportunity to consider in more detail a number of critical issues and the implications for the sector.  We will look at the opportunities facing us now, as well as mid and long-term, that will help shape innovation and drive sustainable growth.

The themes running through the two-day conference will include:

Sustainability: Discussing sustainable development in all its forms and the challenge of zero-carbon transformation.

Investment and growth: Current trends and developments for science and innovation locations in town and country.

Building Better Businesses: Sharing good practice on incubation, bio-incubation and business acceleration.

The New Office: What will be the future requirements for office based companies?

Exploring the new laboratory: laboratory operation, future design and environment.


UKSPA Members: Free to attend

UKSPA Members: Free to attend

Plenary speakers include :

Rosalind Lowe, National Centre for Universities and Business.

Dr Bryony Butland, UKRI

Session speakers include:

Martino Picardo, Discovery Park

Henry Whorwood, Beauhurst

John Willis, MMU

Professor John French, Cambridge Innovation Park

Gary Clark, HOK

Chris Walters, JLL

Jon Roylance, ADP Architecture

Simon Bond, SETsquared Partnership

Tim Fry, Arup

Ian McFarlane-Toms, University of Warwick Science Park