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UKSPA Directory 2017 313 Rewarding Work Cel ebr ating t he achie v emen ts of t he Science Pa rk a nd wider innovation mov emen t in t he UK T he UKSPA Awards complemented the S-Labs Awards Programme at the UKSPA/S-Lab Conference at York Racecourse Conference Centre in May. The winners were announced at the Gala Dinner on the Tuesday. Entertainment was provided by Vocalarity, a musical comedy act who delivered comedy and sophisticated wit through songs written specifically for the evening. Following the presentation of the S-Lab awards by its Director Peter James, Dr David Hardman, the UKSPA Chairman, presented the winners of two joint UKSPA/S-Lab awards and the UKSPA awards. JOINT S-L AB AWARDS The S-Lab Awards were established in 2012 to encourage university and other laboratory owners to improve their performance. In 2017, two joint awards were presented. The Innovation Building Winner: University of Strathclyde TIC Knowledge Exchange at Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre (BDP) is an £89m, 25,000m² building for the University of Strathclyde which hosts research and knowledge exchange. Laboratory Effectiveness Winner: Open IRIS Equipment-Sharing Platform (Friedrich Miescher Institute) Open IRIS is a free, non-commercial platform for science resource sharing that allows researchers to discover, access, share and manage small to medium scale equipment and services. U K S PA A W A R D S Environmental Sustainability Sponsored by Innovation Birmingham. Winner: BDP – The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia (UEA) Awarded for BDP’s engineering and lighting work on the UEA Enterprise Centre. As a result of the BDP team’s innovative and collaborative solutions, the Enterprise Centre pushes the boundaries of the UEA’s established approach to energy-efficient buildings. Most Successful Project Winner: Creative Places For its role in the development of The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) – a leading location for Biomedical R&D in Europe. The Campus is truly outstanding and continues to deliver extraordinary results for its promotional stakeholders and end user businesses. Setting the Pace Sponsored by Future Fusion. Winner: Sci-Tech Daresbury Sci-Tech Daresbury successfully assists companies in tackling business-critical issues of access to market, investment and funding, people and skills, and technologies and technical facilities.