UKSPA Winter Conference 2022

No.1 Circle Square, Manchester - Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd December 2022
Charnwood Campus

Members and stakeholders gathered for the UKSPA Winter Conference 2022 at No.1 Circle Square, Manchester on Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd December 2022. Following on from the last UKSPA Conference at Charnwood Campus in September, leading speakers from the UKSPA network and key stakeholders discussed in depth the challenges and opportunities for the science and innovation sector as we head into 2023.

Key topics discussed over the two days included:

  • The Global Energy Crisis: UKSPA members discussed possible measures to mitigate energy costs
  • Innovation Districts: Driving inclusive urban growth 
  • Economic Growth: The case for devolution of innovation and skills to raise regional productivity & UK growth 
  • Sustainable Life Sciences: Creating and delivering research facilities
  • Cyber Resilience: The challenge for the science and innovation sector
  • Innovation Support and Growth: City Perspectives

Conference Programme 

The final Conference Programme is available for download HERE.


Presentations can be downloaded using the appropriate links below:

Plenary 1: Local Innovation Ecosystem: Manchester Partnerships

Plenary 2: City-led Innovation: The Challenges & Visions for Innovation-led Economic Growth

Plenary 3: Sustainability: Creating & Delivering Sustainable Life Science & Research Facilities 

Parallel Session 1. Cyber Resilience: The Changing Landscape, Challenges & Importance to the Innovation Sector

Parallel Session 2. Innovation Support & Growth: City Perspectives

Final Plenary: Closing Keynote Speakers