Note: Our events have been on hold because of COVID-19. Below is a selection of previous engagements. We hope to recommence events later this year.


09 May 2017

Event Summary

This two day conference will attract 400+ delegates who are engaged in the financing, design, managing and operation of scientific research, incubation, science park and innovation facilities.

Event Description

The Design and Operation of Research Laboratories, Incubators and Science Park Facilities – York Racecourse

The United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA) and S-Lab: Supporting World Class Science are jointly organising a Conference, Exhibition and Gala Dinner at York Racecourse, in partnership with; the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP); Innovation DB Forum; Praxis Unico and York Science Park. This two day conference will attract 400+ delegates who are engaged in the financing, design, managing and operation of scientific research, incubation and innovation facilities.

A Gala Dinner will enable relaxed networking with 300+ attendees and highlight best practice with brief presentations to winners of the 2017 S-LAB and UKSPA Awards.

An exhibition with 40-50 stands will provide opportunities to build and strengthen relationships between customers and suppliers and highlight innovative developments in design, facilities, operation and knowledge transfer.

Who Should Attend?
  • Designers, operations directors, technical support staff, estates and facilities staff, equipment and service suppliers, and others concerned with the design, management, and operation of laboratory, incubation and innovation space
  • Science park managers, developers and investors, incubation professionals, and others providing locations and assistance for innovation
  • Professionals supporting academic/business knowledge exchange and research collaboration
  • Researchers, technical staff, suppliers and others involved in the design and operation of translational research facilities
  • Those concerned about the impact of Brexit on research and innovation
  • Those who wish to meet CPD requirements through an accredited event.

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Science, Innovation and Translation Conference will be held at York Racecourse on May 9-10 2017. It provides unique opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors as it brings together a range of key stakeholders in the design, financing, managing and operation of science research, incubation and innovation facilities, and knowledge transfer between them and industry. Many of the attendees - who will include research, estates, technical management, procurement and other staff from a range of laboratories; incubation and science park/areas of innovation managers and support staff; knowledge transfer professionals; designers and contractors focused on science facilities; and suppliers of scientific equipment - have significant influence on procurement of buildings, equipment and services.

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Event Location

York Racecourse, Tadcaster Road, York, YO23 1EX