« Back to news

UKSPA's Edinburgh Conference - Update (Oct 2016)

UKSPA's Edinburgh Conference - Update (Oct 2016)


Thursday 6 October - Friday 7 October 2016

UKSPA in Edinburgh

Pentlands Science Park/The Roslin Institute 

I’s To The Future: Innovation, Investment, Inclusivity, Internationalisation

While in Edinburgh

Click for City Offers

The Edinburgh Rewards passport is available for delegates attending meetings and conferences taking place in the city of Edinburgh of any size. 

Your passport can be used for the entirety of your stay whether you arrive to have a pre-conference short break or linger on in our fabulous city after the conference. It is not limited to your use only – if you are with family or friends they can use the Passport too while you are in sessions.

Four i's

The Programme

The programme for the event can be downloaded here.

The theme of the event will reflect the four key areas prioritised by Scottish Government and consider the wider conext for:

Innovation, Investment, Inclusivity and Internationalisation

Registration

Registration has now closed with a number of sessions at capacity. Contact info@ukspa.org.uk if you are interested in attending.

 

Sessions will cover

 

- Scottish perspective on science parks and Innovation 

- New building design and regional re-branding 

- Knowledge Infrastructures:connecting research to business. read the discussion paper here

- Business Investment and entrepreneurship

- Hear from local Investors and successful local growth companies

- International connectivity

- Local science with International Impact 

 

 The event will also provide an opportunity to:

 

- Celebrate Dolly the Sheep’s 20th birthday

- Tour the world famous Roslin and Moredun Institutes

 

- See the highest concentration of animal related science in Europe and

- enjoy traditional inclusive Scottish hospitality – engage, network, learn and enjoy!

Hotel/Travel

Although our discounted reserved rooms at the Holyrood McDonald are now fully bookedthere are a a number of hotels nearby showing availability. Please do contact info@ukspa.org.uk if you have difficulrties.

Neaby hotels include:

Edinburgh Central Travelodge - 5 minutes walk from Holyrood McDonald Hotel

IBIS Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile  - 10 Minutes walk from Holyrood McDonald Hotel

Holyrood ApartHotel - 2 minutes walk from Holyrood McDonald Hotel

Coach travel has been be arranged  after the Thursday conference sessions from Roslin Institute. A coach will also leave the Holyrood McDonal Hotel for Pentlands Science Park on Friday morning.

To reserve rooms at the guaranteed price of £119 (single occupancy) or £129.00 (double occupancy) for the night of Thursday 6 October please phone 03448 799000 and p[rovide code "PENTS61016"

It is also planned that a shuttle minibus service will be available between Edinburgh Airport and The Roslin Institute on the Thursday morning and between Pentlands Science Park and Edinburgh Airport on Friday afternoon.

Registration

Registration has now closed with a  number of sessions at capacity. Contact info@ukspa.org.uk if you are interested in attending.

Sponsors

Sponsors

 

Share this: