How to Join

How to Join

The term Science Park describes a business support environment that encourages and supports the start-up, incubation and development of innovation-led, high-growth, knowledge-based businesses; initiatives called by other names such as Research Park, Innovation Centre, Technology Park, Technopole or technology-based Incubator – where they aspire to meet the essential criteria set out above are also included within the definition.

Full Membership is for those organisations which are fully operational, having a site, buildings, tenants and a management function. Associate Membership is the membership category applicable to Innovation-based Parks and Technology-based Incubators which are being planned and where the developers intend to work towards the Association's definition of a science park. An additional category is that of Affiliate Membership, reserved for organisations and businesses whose objectives and activities have common ground with those of the Association and where membership, which will be by invitation, could be mutually beneficial.

If, having read the above, you believe Full or Associate Membership of the Association is appropriate to the development you represent, please complete and return the attached form (word or pdf) to:

The United Kingdom Science Park Association, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1XL

Telephone: 01799 532050

e-mail: info@ukspa.org.uk

If you would like to apply to be a Business Affiliate, please send a letter to the UKSPA Chief Executive Paul Wright at the above address, giving details of your company and the reason you wish to apply to be an UKSPA Business Affiliate.

Current UKSPA Membership Fees

Full and Associate Members

Initial Joining Fee £125

Full Members (above 100,000 square feet in size) and Associate Members - Annual Subscription £1350 +VAT 

Full Members (35,000 to 100,000 square feet in size) - Annual Subscription £1150 +VAT 

Full Members (below 35,000 square feet in size) - Annual Subscription £900 +VAT 

Business Affiliates and Affiliated Members

Initial Joining Fee £125

Annual Subscription £1350 +VAT

The United Kingdom Science Park Association is a Company Limited by Guarantee, membership of which, according to its Articles of Association, is open to Science Parks which comply with the Association’s definition of a Science Park.