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...
It was announced at the UKSPA AGM in October that Paul Wright has decided to stand down as Chief Executive Officer of UKSPA.
He has written to UKSPA members to introduce the new team at UKSPA.
Moving on – New Year, New Challenges!
As you know, it was announced at the UKSPA AGM in October that I have decided to stand down as Chief Executive Officer of UKSPA. I...