UKSPA Summer Conference 2023

York Science Park - Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th June 2023
The Guildhall York

UKSPA members and stakeholders will gather in York on Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th June for the Summer Conference 2023, hosted by York Science Park. The conference sessions will take place at the Exhibition Centre on the main University of York campus, with the evening drinks reception and formal dinner at the recently refurbished York Guildhall, in the city centre.

The Conference will start at lunchtime on Tuesday and conclude on Wednesday afternoon. There will be panel debates and presentations throughout the two days looking at the challenges, successes and opportunities, at a time of unprecedented growth and investment in our sector. Just some of the many topics being discussed over the two days: 

  • An in-depth look at York and surrounding regions, the Local Innovation Ecosystem and how Institutions are Working in Partnership
  • Diversity and Inclusion in STEM
  • The Opportunities and Growth Potential in the North of England
  • Sustainable Buildings: Designing and Delivering Energy-Efficient Spaces
  • University Networks and Partnerships – Driving Growth and Opportunity
  • The Importance of Innovation Clusters in Driving Economic Growth

Conference Programme

The full conference programme is now available to download here.

Drinks Reception and Dinner

 There will be a drinks reception and networking dinner on Tuesday 27th June from 19:00-21:30 at The York Guildhall

Due to limited spaces available, the evening dinner will be on a first come first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment. You will find further details when registering, including cancellation T&C’s.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Please note there are limited sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. Please contact Adrian Sell – to discuss availability. 


There is a wide range of hotels located close to the City Centre. Please contact the hotel directly to make your booking. Links below: 

    About our Hosts

    York Science Park is situated on the University of York Campus, at the innovative hub of a prestigious heritage and science city.

    York Science Park enables businesses to connect with world-leading knowledge and expertise at the University of York. York Science Park is based at the heart of the University of York campus and is a hub of over 100 businesses and innovators.

    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.


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    Please be aware of bogus organisations currently targeting our industry, offering data list sales. Under no circumstances do we sell or rent attendee information to any third party. We would strongly advise not working with any company that claims they have this data.