UKSPA members have given very clear feedback on where the priority areas of development are.
We will be focusing on building a stronger research and evidence base to ensure that policy makers and influencers fully understand and support the significant role that science parks and other member locations play in building a stronger UK innovation ecosystem, particularly with regard to policies around Levelling Up. I also want to ensure the content and accessibility of both our on-line and in-person events are maintained and developed, to increase engagement with all members.
Finally, following the success of our Early Career Professional programme to bring younger talent and expertise into supporting the UKSPA Board, I want to continue to increase the diversity and inclusivity of those coming into positions managing science parks and innovation locations and support the training and development of our future leaders.
It’s a significant honour to hold this prestigious role at an organisation that is so important to the impact that science and innovation can make on the economic, social and scientific wellbeing of the UK.