UKSP Survey: Scale and Scope
The United Kingdom Science and Technology Parks Survey (UKSTP Survey) aims to provide a detailed understanding of onsite companies’ business perceptions and innovation driven plans. The UKSTP data source will be valuable to the Government, national and regional policy makers, businesses, and other science and technology park`s stakeholders in helping to guide regional development policies and support SMEs' growth in all parts of the United Kingdom.
The UKSTP samples from the population of companies located in science and technology parks in the United Kingdom. The sample design is a stratified one with two stratification dimensions. Strata are defined in terms of:
Region (East Midlands, East of England, Greater London, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humberside);
Standard Industrial Classification (four-digit SIC level);
For each wave of the UKSTP Survey, a sample is drawn from the United Kingdom Science and Technology Parks Complete Database (UKSTPC). UKSTPC is a company database listing over 6500 companies located in science parks, technology parks, research parks, incubators, innovation centres, accelerators around the United Kingdom. The UKSTPC database was developed as part of the UKSTP research project at Aston Business School. The UKSTP Survey was first conducted in 2015 and results for that year will become available in 2017.
Companies from various industrial sectors and regions located in one of the Science and Technology Parks in the United Kingdom.
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 pages 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.
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