UKSPA Lincoln/LSIP June 2018

UKSPA Lincoln/LSIP June 2018

The programme: The programme can be downloaded here.


The conference provided an opportunity to discuss current challenges and opportunities for the Science and Innovation sector:


DAY 1: Thursday 7 June

Plenary session

Part one slides:

Welcome from UKSPA, David Hardman, Chairman

Welcome from Lincoln Science and Innovation Park - Ursula Lidbetter, Co-Chair Lincoln Science & Innovation Park and CEO Lincolnshire Co-operative

Tom Blount, Director, Lincoln Science & Innovation Park

Science Parks as Economic Developers - Tom Blount, CEO, LSIP

Innovation Centres: impact and ownership – Jo Willett, MD, Oxford Innovation (no formal presentation)

Part two slides:

BioTech and Life Science; Beyond the Golden Triangle – Glenn Crocker, CEO, BioCity

The view from the North – Martino Picardo, Chairman, Discovery Park (no formal presentation) 

Parallel sessions

1 Incubators: Measuring Impact

Partnership and Opportunity

Business Incubators and Accelerators: The National Picture – Jonathan Bone, Senior Researcher, NESTA

Incubators and their impact – Emma Thorn, SETSquared Bristol

Measuring what we value, valuing what we measure – Toni Harrison, Oxford Innovation

2 Connections: Future travel and green transport

Horiba MIRA and MIRA Technology Park Overview – Dave Hockton, MIRA Technology Park

Sustainable transport planning – John Hacker, MD TPS Transport Consultants

Connected and autonomous vehicles - Tim Edwards, Horiba MIRA

3 Company growth: Supporting innovative companies

British Business Bank - Lewis Stringer, Senior Relationship Manager, British Business Bank

University of Lincoln & Economic Development – Jessica Boot-Marshall, Business Development Officer (Innovate UK)

DAY 2: Friday 8 June

Plenary session

The emerging policy position of HMG funding post Brexit – Ruth Carver, Director, Greater Lincolnshire LEP

Panel session

Panel session

Current investment trends – Overview – Jonathan Burroughs, CEO, Creative Places

A University perspective – David Gilham, Director, Thames Valley Science Park at University of Reading

An international Investor perspective – Steijn Ribbens, Kadans Science, Holland

A commercial Investment perspective – Roz Bird, Commercial Director of Silverstone Park, MEPC Ltd

A city perspective – David Hardman, Innovation Birmingham

Parallel sessions

4 Connectivity and collaboration

Christian Evans – Jisc

5 Refreshing R&D Space

Adrian Gainer (Consultant, Willmott Dixon, To Follow)

Dave Reid – Wilmott Dixon

Adapting Buildings - Michael Goldfinch & Victoria Harrison, Wright Hassall