UKSPA Summer Conference 2023

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

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

Conference Programme

The final Conference Programme, including the delegate list,  is available for download here.


The plenary session presentations, where available, can be downloaded using the appropriate links below:

Plenary 1: Local Innovation Ecosystems:

Plenary 2: Opportunities & Growth in the North:

Plenary 4: University Networks and Partnerships:  

Final Plenary: Closing Keynote Speakers

  • Kay Hussain, Executive Officer, Women into Science and Engineering (WISE). How Tackling Gender Diversity Will Supercharge STEM Innovation
  • Kiran Trehan, Pro-Vice Chancellor Partnerships and Engagement, Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of York. Can Innovation, Partnerships, Productivity, and Prosperity be Compatible Bedfellows? (presentation not available)