UKSPA Conference: Research, Translation and Innovation

United Kingdom Science Parks (UKSPA) Members specialised event focusing on designing and operating facilities for successful translational research, research collaboration, hotdesking, technical careers in research settings, sustainable labs and more.

Starts: 9 September 2019 Ends: 9 September 2019


The event is jointly organised by S-Lab and United Kingdom Science Parks (UKSPA) and is the first of a series of specialised one day events to allow in-depth discussions to take place on a specific topic.

UKSPA supports the work of its Members to plan, develop and sustain vital environments for innovative businesses.

UKSPA Members have two free tickets for this one day conference. A number of other organisations can also access complimentary tickets.

Elements of the conference:

  • Highlighting the translational science vision and implementation at Norwich Research Park and its on-site and adjacent collaborative organisations - the Earlham Institute (plant genomics), the John Innes Centre (plant science, genetics and microbiology), the Quadram Institute (food science, gut biology and health), the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Sainsbury Laboratory (plant disease) and the University of East Anglia.
  • Showcasing, and providing tours of, the new building housing the Quadram Institute - the first time that this has been exposed to public view.
  • Exploring topics of relevance to the operation of translational and other research facilities, including design and use of office and write-up space; technical staff skills and careers; and biosafety.
  • Looking at effective translational research activities by other UKSPA members, and launching a proposed UKSPA translational special interest group with relevant interests and activities.