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Developing Science & Innovation Parks Conference

Thursday, 12th November 2020 0930hrs – 1430hrs

The UK is a global leader in science research and innovation and is internationally recognised for its leadership in research, the excellence of its scientific institutions, and the innovation in the economy. In March the chancellor announced an increase in investment for the sector and support will reach £22 billion per year by 2024. This investment will ensure the research and innovation remain one of the main drivers of economic growth and prosperity, and indicate that it is an exciting time for the sector in the UK.

During this event we will hear from a selection of the public and private sector leadership involved in the expansion of the sector and the development of science, research and innovation parks across the UK.

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-10:00 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

10:00-11:00 Session One: Science and Innovation as Drivers of Economic Growth

With unprecedented growth and investment in the sector planned for the coming years, our expert panel of policy makers, development experts and investors share their thought leadership on the challenges and opportunities present in the coming years via an interactive Q&A.

Chair: (Available – click for details)

Biocity; Dr Glenn Crocker, Chairman

Hethel Innovation; Imogen Shipperlee, Head of Innovation

UKSPA; Professor Patrick Bonnett, Director & Vice Chairman

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Private Sector Led Development and Investment

A host of senior leaders from science parks, innovation and research firms and development companies discuss their upcoming plans to invest and develop, as well as the role they play in driving economic growth.

Chair: Bidwells; Nick Pettit, Partner

BioMed Realty; Orestis Tzortzoglou, Senior Development Director

Cambridge Innovation Parks; Professor John French, Director of Development & Sustainability

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst; Sally-Ann Forsyth, Chief Executive Officer

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Ingredients for Innovation: How Do We Develop The Science Parks of the Future?

Science and Innovation Parks are set to be at the forefront of the economic recovery, but what will the evolve to look like over the next 15 years? Our panel of science park operators and developers look ahead to how they’re planning their campuses to look in the future and discuss what elements need to be considered when planning for the future.

Chair: 3PM; Suzannah Howson, Partner

Discovery Science Park; Mayer Schreiber, CEO

Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus; Dr Rhian Hayward, Chief Executive Officer

The Oxford Science Park; Piers Scrimshaw-Wright, Chief Executive Officer

Turnstone Estates; Tim Deacon, Director

14:00-14:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision in the science and innovation clusters sector. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus – Dr Rhian Hayward, Chief Executive Officer

Having recently completed phase one of the campus development, Rhian is overseeing phase two’s ongoing construction and is participating in the event to share her knowledge, expertise and learning from driving the scheme. 2021 will be a key year for AberInnovation and its growing community of rurally based companies. Rhian will discuss how the campus will have a positive impact for the county of Ceredigion and the steps needed to enable further investment and to development in the agri-science cluster.

 

Cambridge Innovation Parks – Professor John French, Director of Development & Sustainability

Home to 75 companies and spread across three sites, Cambridge Innovation Parks are an integral part of the region’s economy. They have ambitious plans to expand their estate and a further 10 buildings will be developed across the 27 acres of land that make up their location.

 

BioMed Realty – Orestis Tzortzoglou, Senior Development Manager

BioMed Realty are a multinational provider of real estate solutions to the life sciences community with over 12 million square feet of space under management. The recently completed BioMed@Babraham located at Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge has over 100,000 sq ft of research space for the rapidly growing number of bioscience companies located in the corridor, as well as the 120-acre Granta Park on the outskirts of the city. Orestis will discuss further plans for development, and the role the research park’s play in driving economic growth and attracting investment.

 

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst – Sally-Ann Forsyth, Chief Executive Officer

With their ever expanding campus situated in Hertfordshire, Sally-Ann’s organisation has positioned itself as vital to UK PLC.  As base to 40+ companies and 250,000 sq ft of office space, the park is rapidly expanding and as part of this session she will go into detail on what the future may hold in regards to development.

UK Science and Innovation Parks Association – Professor Patrick Bonnett, Director & Vice Chairman

Aside from his role at UKSPA, Patrick is Development Director of the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing and Professor of Practice, Innovation Environments at Newcastle University. He has worked widely across the applied research and innovation arenas for the past 35 years and is well connected to national policy makers who are placing a major emphasis on the sector in the forthcoming comprehensive spending review.

Biocity – Dr Glenn Crocker, Chairman

Biocity UK are a life science incubator focusing on supporting the creation of fit for purpose real estate across the science and innovation park sector. With its own development investment fund, they are actively working with cross-country developers to support the growth of various sites and as part of this session Glenn will deliver an expert summary of the market and muse about its growing importance to UK PLC

3PM – Suzannah Howson, Partner

Suzannah qualified as a Building Surveyor before moving in to Design and Project Management in 2008. She has been with 3PM since 2012 and has been an integral part in the growth of the company. Her experience covers a range of sectors with projects in the commercial, private residential, science and hospitality. Suzannah is also part of the team who leads the Programme Management and Portfolio Management services within the business. Suzannah is a true advocate for innovation within the construction industry and is involved with various external bodies and strives to be a catalyst for the younger generation in property.

 

The Oxford Science Park – Piers Scrimshaw-Wright, Chief Executive Officer

As a jewel in the crown of the OxCams Arc, the Oxford science park is home to a multitude of blue chip organisations and continues to expand. As the park moves into its next phase of development, Piers will be on hand to talk about how the park will look over the coming 10 years, the learnings from previous developments and how he sees the innovation park sector changing moving forward.

Bidwells – Nick Pettit, Partner

Nick has spent 30 years working in the property industry, and his clients include Abzena, Cambridge Consultants, Babraham Research Campus, Convergence Pharmaceuticals, NAPP Pharmaceuticals, TTP plc and Trinity College, to name a few.

Hethel Innovation – Imogen Shipperlee, Head of Innovation

Based at the Scottow Technology Park and renowned as one of the UK’s best accelerators for science businesses, Imogen is well placed to talk about the evolution of the park and how her organisation supports the companies who invest, develop and manage occupation of that site. Representing Hethel, she will talk in depth about what kind of built environment considerations will need to be taken to create successful spaces similar to Scottow.

 

 

Discovery Science Park – Mayer Schreiber, CEO

Discovery Park is in the midst of major transformation and an ambitious development programme for which they have just received a multi-million pound investment to accelerate. The park is home to major blue chip organisations such as Pfizer and as part of their strategy will continue to build homes and complex laboratory space. In this session Mayer will go into detail about the future vision for the park.

Turnstone Estates – Tim Deacon, Director

Turnstone Estates are planning to turn the Seaway Car park, Southend into a £50 million Seaway Leisure Complex which will include an IMAX Cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, restaurants, 80 room hotel and 555 parking spaces. The project has a GVA of £15 million per year and create up to 550 new jobs. The project is more important than ever and will play a vital part in the economic recovery of Southend and the wider Thames Estuary.

Associate your brand with the Developing Science and Innovation Parks Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around this sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Developing Science and Innovation Parks Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Two Partner – Private Sector Led Development and Investment

Session Three Partner – Science and Innovation Park Development Plans

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Event Ticket: Developing Science and Innovation Parks Conference £45.00

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 12th November 2020

Time:
0930hrs – 1430hrs

Cost:
£45 – £45

Venue

Online – Hopin


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