UKSP Survey at a Glance
The United Kingdom Science and Technology Parks Survey (UKSTP Survey) is a new survey initiated at Aston Business School to provide a means to measuring the levels and types of innovation activities among small and medium sized businesses located in Science and Technology Parks in the United Kingdom, with previous wave conducted in 2015. The UKSTP Survey is used to collect information about business practices of small and medium-sized businesses located in science and technology parks in the United Kingdom. It also provides data on on-site SMEs’ cooperative and coopetitive innovation activities, appropriability strategies and Intellectual Capital Management, and factors that may affect these sets of practices. The data obtained from the UKSTP SURVEY also provides important information for updating the statistical records with regard to the internal structure of on-site enterprises and individual science and/or technology parks at which enterprises operate. Such information is important in producing regional analyses of business data, and benchmarks for gauging the regional, sector and size-related performance. The United Kingdom Science and Technology Parks survey (UKSTP SURVEY) aims to provide an independent insight into a variety of policy-related issues regarding the management and economics of Innovation in science and technology park ecosystems in the United Kingdom.
The objectives of the UKSTP Survey can be categorised under three broad headings:
Providing a detailed understanding of onsite SMEs’ innovation driven plans, activities, inputs and outputs across various sectors;
Providing benchmarks for gauging the magnitude of the science and technology parks` regional and sector-related performance;
Providing evidence-based policy and practice recommendations to inform policy development and implementation, national, regional and local levels.
SMEs from various industrial sectors and regions located in one of the Science and Technology Parks in the United Kingdom.
Zone 1: Northern Ireland, Scotland and North East.
Zone 2: North West, Yorkshire & Humberside and East Midlands.
Zone 3: Wales, West Midlands and South West.
Zone 4: East of England, South East and Greater London.
Taking Part in the UKSTP Survey
The survey is voluntary by invitation; however your cooperation in completing the questionnaire would be appreciated. If would like to participate, please visit the "Get Involved" page on this website
How is the UKSTP survey undertaken?
The survey is online at present. However, you can request a printed questionnaire, or print off the questionnaire and send it to us by post. Large print questionnaire is also available on request. Alternatively, Skype or phone interviews can also be arranged upon your request. Please let us know (by completing the registration form) whether you would prefer to complete the survey online, using a paper questionnaire, or over the phone(telephone interview).
At what level is the survey completed?
Executive director/proprietor/owner level.
Is the UKSTP survey confidential and secure?
Your data will be treated in strict confidence. None of the questions deal with propriety or sensitive issues and your response will be anonymised. We are interested in general patterns and trends, not specific individuals or organisations.The data collected are used for research purposes only.
Is the UKSTP survey easy to complete?
Completing the UKSTP questionnaire is a very easy task. We do not expect you to go to any great expense or spend an inordinate amount of time obtaining the information required. On average, it takes respondents about “6 minutes” to complete the questionnaire. You can also skip those questions that do not apply to your organisation.
What Incentives does the UKSTP survey provide for respondents?
On completion of this study, we can send you a copy of the final report, so that you can compare your own practice with your counterparts
Can I give you feedback on the design of the questionnaires?
Yes. We appreciate the time you take to complete our questionnaires. Please complete our online contact form to submit your suggestions, or send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org