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Sharp Ahead Announce UKSPA Gold Sponsorship

By Jennifer Esty  |  September 8, 2017

Sharp Ahead are proud to announce their Gold Sponsorship of the United Kingdom Science Park Association’s (UKSPA) October conference.

The conference, which promotes innovation and achievement for the UK’s science parks and innovation centres, will take place on October 5th and 6th at Sci-Tech Daresbury. Sharp Ahead will join speakers and exhibitors from IBM, Scale Up Institute, and UK Research and Innovation.

The October event will include a tour of some of the campus’ evolving centres of excellence such as high performance computing, big data and visualisation facilities in the Hartree Centre and Virtual Engineering Centre, as well as the rapid prototyping facility, the Campus Technology Hub.

In addition to the keynote sessions, the break-out sessions will cover Industry 4.0 technologies, Science Park evolution, Research Hotels and Skills.

About Sharp Ahead

Sharp Ahead are specialists in demand generation and tenant acquisition for flexible workspaces, science parks and innovation centres.

We enable success throughout the life cycle of client properties, from feasibility to pre-letting and occupancy maintenance.

We generate leads for workspaces across the UK with offices, laboratories, workshops, hotdesks and shared spaces.

Find out more about how we enable success for our flexible workspace clients or get in touch to see how we can help meet your property’s occupancy objectives.


Established in 1984, UKSPA has established itself as the authoritative body on the planning, development and the creation of Science Parks and other innovation locations that are facilitating the development and management of innovative, high growth, knowledge-based organisations.

With over 100 member properties and over 30 years of experience providing strategy and support for science parks and other innovation locations across the UK, UKSPA has gone from strength to strength as the trend for innovative, knowledge based environments continues to grow.

About Sci-Tech Daresbury

Established in 2006, Sci-Tech Daresbury is a National Science and Innovation Campus ideally located in Cheshire between Runcorn and Warrington, Manchester Airport and Liverpool.

Managed by a joint venture involving the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Halton Borough Council, and commercial property company Langtree, it is home to the internationally-recognised STFC Daresbury Laboratory and seven university partners who have activities on site.

Over 100 technology companies are located on the site covering the biomedical/healthcare, advanced engineering/materials, and ICT sectors, from start-up companies to corporates such as IBM and Atos.
Sci-Tech Daresbury recently picked up the 2017 UKSPA award for “setting the pace” in innovation and for supporting the growth of knowledge-based firms, in addition they were also highly commended in the ‘Best Project’ award for last year’s phenomenally successful Open Week, which attracted more than 7,500 members of the public.

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