Discovering Discovery Park
With appreciation for all our member management teams
Following my arrival as UKSPA Executive Director in mid-January, I have made a determined attempt to keep - each week - two days in my diary that are committed to visiting our members. My aim to see at first-hand what our members are doing and also to inform them of my own ambitions to...
The first 50 days
Although not quite 50 days since I took over as the new Executive Director, I wanted to share with you some of our plans for UKSPA in the coming months.
In January we said a fond farewell to our former CEO, Paul Wright, who has steered UKSPA across sometimes turbulent waters for the past 16 years. He will be sorely missed but we wish him all...
Looking forward to Lincoln
The next UKSPA conference is being held at the University of Lincoln and hosted by Lincoln Science and Innovation Park.
Opened in 2014, Lincoln Science & Innovation Park is the joint venture formed by the University of Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Co-op to help regenerate 30-acres of brownfield land on the edge of Lincoln’s historic...
Following a competitive interview process, Jim Duvall was appointed as Executive Director of The UK Science Park Association (UKSPA, networking science and technology parks, research and innovation sites, incubators and accelerators) and took on the position on 1 February following the departure of outgoing CEO, Paul Wright. Having been Membership Manager of UKSPA...
Welsh science parks to develop a collective voice with UKSPA
Swansea, 25 January: Ieuan Wyn Jones, Director of the Menai Science Park (M-Sparc), chaired a successful satellite meeting of UKSPA members at the recent UKSPA/ILS Swansea Conference, which saw all participants agree to launch a new UKSPA Welsh regional group. This decision took place at the successful...