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Member News

Member News

One week to Science Summit

Science Summit: Strategy for Excellence - just one week to go.

10th of December in America Square Conference Centre, London

UKSPA is again supporting the Science Summit: Strategy for Excellence (London) which will inform universities and research institutions in their strategies to achieve excellence in research and to deliver economic growth on an institutional, local and international level.  

Silverstone Cluster Report receives PWC backing



Professional services firm PwC has added its support to an important study – a ‘Cluster Report’ – into the concentration of high-performance technology and motorsport (HPT&M) businesses located around the world famous Silverstone motor racing circuit.

The University of Portsmouth Purchases landmark Technopol Enterprise and Innovation Centre


The University of Portsmouth has purchased a purpose-built enterprise and innovation centre to support the growth of entrepreneurship and businesses in the region.

Portsmouth Technopole, a five-storey landmark building by the M275 city gateway, provides 20,000 sq ft of workspace for start-up and growing companies.

In addition to providing office space on flexible terms, the centre offers a range of practical innovation and growth support that encourages the development of start-ups, entrepreneurial and high-growth companies.

Cambridge Compass gets the go ahead


Compass gets the go ahead

A cluster of local development sites are celebrating after being awarded Enterprise Zone status thanks to the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

99% Agree that Langstone Technology Park is a Good Place to Locate your Business


Langstone Technology Park has completed its annual customer feedback survey and once again the results are extremely impressive. 

Employees from the 52 businesses located at the Havant business hub were given the opportunity to feedback on services and facilities provided there; and almost 500 responses were collected.  

Investment opportunities for UK start-ups who pitched for over £27m at Accelerating Growth Showcase


More than 20 of the UK’s most exciting technology start-ups bid for a collective £27m+ of investment in front of a live audience of over 200 investors in London last week (25 November).

Businesses providing technological solutions for everything from ethical alternatives for animal testing to a GPS-based anti-bike theft device pitched in front of an audience of some 200 investors, including those from MMC Ventures and Eden Ventures.

SETsquared helps Exeter Businesses Turn Ideas into Investor Propositions


SETsquared, the world’s number one university business incubator, is running its three day entrepreneurship programme for the first time in Exeter.

The programme, which began on Monday November 30, combines sessions led by experienced entrepreneurs and investors with lectures and small group workshops to equip delegates with contacts and the confidence to optimise their success. The comprehensive modules range from market analysis to the anatomy of a business plan and funding strategies.

UKSPA February 2016 Conference Registration

Join UKSPA at Colworth Park (Near Bedford) on 4 and 5 February 2016

Registration is now open for the UKSPA February 2016 Conference hosted by Colworth Park, Bedford.

Information on the outline programme can be seen here. Further updates will be provided by mid December.

UCD Spin-Out Wins Best Early Stage Company Award


UCD Spin-Out Wins Best Early Stage Company Award at 2015 InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition Final

Dublin, Ireland, 26 November 2015, SiriusXT, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out, has been named Best Early Stage Company in Ireland, at the final of the 2015 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition held last night at Clontarf Castle.

The future’s bright for UK innovation as SETsquared is named best in world


It was announced on Wednesday 25 November that SETsquared has been ranked by UBI Global as the top university business incubator in the world.

SETsquared, the enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, was recognised as the best performing university business incubator on the globe at its investor showcase event held in London today.