The United Kingdom Science Park Association

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The United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA) is an organization that represents promotes and supports a diverse network of members that includes science parks, research campuses, city-based innovation districts, technology incubators and innovation centres across the UK. Founded in 1984, the UKSPA has grown alongside the UK’s science and innovation sector. In the last thirty-five years the number of Science, Technology and Innovation parks in membership has grown significantly; from two in 1982, eight in 1984 to over 100 when UKSPA celebrated its 35th anniversary. Currently, it has over 130 innovation locations and around forty business members working together and sharing good practice to sustain and develop this vital sector.   

Through a programme of sharing good practice, networking, communication, research, promotion and advocacy UKSPA helps to sustain and develop this vital economic sector. Its network of managers, developers, investors, owners and supporting businesses all share a common goal, which is to create a growing, effective innovation sector with the right facilities, infrastructure, services and business growth activities for the 6,000 companies and other organisations that they support on a daily basis. Around 120,000 people are employed on UKSPA member locations delivering significant local, regional, national and international impact.

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    Garden Cottage, Chesterford Research Park. Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1XL
  4. Country:
    United Kingdom
  5. Phone:
    +44 1799 532050
  6. Fax:
    +44 1799 532049
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James Chaffer
, Chief Executive Officer, 
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Alli Keene
, Membership & Engagement Coordinator, 
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