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UKSPA Directory 2017 GAMBICA Association Ltd Locati on Westminster Tower 3 Albert Embankment London SE1 7SL Contact detai l s Tim Collins Director, Laboratory Sector T: 020 7642 8080 E: Innovation DB Forum Locati on Global House 1 Ashley Avenue Epsom, Surrey KT18 5AD Contact detai l s Gerald Law Chief Executive T: 0330 323 0247 E: England | Affiliate Members 307 GAMBICA is the UK trade association for companies involved in the Automation, Instrumentation, Control, and Laboratory Technology industries. With a membership of approximately 200 companies including large, medium, and small businesses, the association carries out a broad range of activities on behalf of its members. Membership benefits include: • Visibility to government and industry bodies through membership of a respected and thought-leading Trade Association whose views are regularly sought and valued • Market data and analysis that complies with international competition legislation • Industry representation to UK and European governments • Early warning of, and an opportunity to change, future European Directives • Technical help and advice on International Standards • A route to participation in International Standards setting committees • Opportunities for networking through Association activities • Export support activities including UK groups to overseas exhibitions • Export controls advice, guidance and assistance • Free technical consultancy credits with ERA Technology • Regular briefings on industry issues and worldwide promotion through the GAMBICA website and publications • Access to GAMBICA business support services • Six-monthly economic analyses of Instrumentation, Automation and Laboratory Technology markets around the world • Direct representation of the industry on important related organisations. ■ Innovation DB Forum helps business people turn science and technology into commercial success, by collaborating with universities and research institutions that produce world-class innovative technologies. Its database has details of 100,000‑plus technologies, 10,000s of innovative small businesses, and 100s of university technology transfer offices. With offices in the USA, France and the UK, Innovation DB and Forum is a growing community of more than 10,000. Innovation DB maintains the world’s largest database listing novel technologies available for licence and purchase, and runs events, writes technology market reports, and provides its community with up-to-the minute news of new technologies. The Forum exists to bring together those with novel technologies and those who wish to commercialise them. This includes universities, research institutions, research councils, and government-funded science and technology laboratories and businesses – from global corporations to start-ups working with emerging technologies and business people who want to be part of an emerging tech company. UK Innovation DB uses its online forums, brokering meetings, databases of licensable technologies and start-up executives, plus other services, to allow business people who turn technological innovations into commercial success to collaborate with each other and with British universities and other research institutions and laboratories that produce world-class innovative technologies. Innovation DB hosts events around the country and gives early stage technology companies the opportunity to showcase their technologies, alongside those from universities, to interested corporate and commercial parties. Innovation DB Forum was originally established with the backing of the Science and Technology Facilities Council ( as the UK Innovation Forum – a heritage of which we are proud. ■