UKSPA 40th  Anniversary Conference & Gala Awards Dinner

Celebrating 40 Years of Supporting Innovation Locations


October 16th-18th 2024
University of Warwick
The Slate Conference Centre

About UKSPA40

Celebrating 40 years of fostering innovation locations, supporting science parks, innovation centres and technology incubators and encouraging business growth – the UKSPA 40th Anniversary Conference promises an exciting lineup of events, insightful sessions, and networking opportunities.

The conference will include tours, informal networking activities and a Gala Awards Dinner, as well as plenary and parallel sessions addressing key themes, with distinguished keynote speakers and sector specialists, alongside vital member contributions.

Join us as we reflect on our journey, celebrate our achievements, and envision an exciting future.

Showcase Your Brand at UKSPA40

We are offering a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to suit all budgets, from sponsoring sessions, drinks receptions and pre-conference events to lanyards and delegate packs.

Each sponsorship package gives your company a unique opportunity to promote your engagement with the sector.

Contact us for more information:



Have you, your organisation or someone you know made significant contributions to the science park community – then why not nominate them for an award?

There is a wide range of Award Categories, covering all membership types, with awards in several categories for both larger and small organisations. Individual nomination forms, detailing the full award criteria and submission process, are available to download below:

Award Categories:


The deadline for nominations to be received is 14th August 2024

Key Themes

Life Sciences


Innovation Clusters 

Digital Innovation

Future of Work

Venture Capital


Science Parks: Celebrating the Past – Looking to the Future


Conference Sessions: Engage with industry experts, thought leaders and delegates in sessions covering key themes related to science parks, technology and innovation.

Tours and Networking Activities: Explore cutting-edge facilities and connect with like-minded colleagues during guided tours and networking activities.

Gala Awards Dinner

Be part of the prestigious Gala Awards Dinner, where we recognise outstanding contributions to the science park community.

Nominate deserving individuals or projects for awards! Look out for the announcement of our VIP after dinner speaker.

Get Involved

Experience an expanded programme, connect with industry leaders, and enjoy networking opportunities and tours. This year to enable us to deliver an extraordinary event entry is not complementary, we are offering a competitively priced all-inclusive package to include accommodation.

Tickets: Secure your spot at the conference and Gala Awards Dinner. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Connect With Us

Stay updated on conference announcements, speaker profiles, and more:

  • Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Use the hashtag #UKSPA40 to join the conversation!

Don’t miss this milestone event! Join us in celebrating four decades of fostering innovation ecosystems.

Register Now!

Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment. The Full 2-Day Conference ticket includes one night’s accommodation.