CaSE 2021-22 Annual Review
15 Sep 2022
This year, CaSE has achieved real success in ensuring that the priorities for UK science and engineering are represented at the highest levels of government. We’ve put together authoritative briefings, reports and analysis that have influenced government policy-making, as well as launching new projects to further expand our expertise. We’ve led on high profile campaigns to affect real change and provided a range of benefits to members, including access to exclusive roundtables with influential stakeholders, as well as offering a valuable resource to the entire sector.
Message from the Executive Director
This year, CaSE has put the public at the heart of our work. We have embedded public benefit at the heart of our new strategy, reflecting an ongoing transition in our work and challenging us to go further in the future. Our trailblazing Discovery Decade programme aims to create a shared vision for R&D and widen public support. And our policy campaigns, at the Spending Review and on Public Sector Research Establishments, have shone a spotlight on the power of R&D to improve people’s lives and livelihoods across the United Kingdom.
As we welcome a new administration into No. 10, we will work hard to secure long-term commitments to R&D investment and to highlight why a strong R&D base is essential to the future prosperity of the UK. We will continue to advocate for a thriving ecosystem for research and innovation in the UK and with our partners in Europe and the rest of the world.
Thank you to all our members for supporting CaSE through your engagement with our work. Together, we will continue to put science and engineering at the heart of the UK’s future.
Professor Sarah Main, CaSE Executive Director
A few words from CaSE Chair of Trustees
I want to congratulate the CaSE team and the trustees for their hard work over the past 12 months, developing the new strategy for the next seven years. I am also very pleased to see the excellent progress made in the Discovery Decade work which will provide valuable insights into how we engage the broader public around R&D related issues. This work comes at a time when science and engineering is increasingly being called on to develop innovative solutions to the challenges the world faces.
I am grateful to our board members for their considered opinions and expert knowledge. Several board members have left at the end of their terms: I’m grateful to Simon Jennings and Hannah Kerr, who have stepped down at the end of their term, for their hard work and commitment. I’m delighted to welcome Jane Hughes, Perdita Fraser and Kim Graham to the board of trustees and am confident they will play a vital role supporting CaSE as it continues to advocate for science and technology.
Bob Sorrell, CaSE Chair of Trustees
Executive Director Professor Sarah Main gives her final report on CaSE’s activities and successes this year, as well as her reflections on a decade leading CaSE, at the 2023 AGM on 28th November.
This year has seen the CaSE team grow, our first in person Annual Lecture since the pandemic, and the publication of two major pieces of our work.
Executive Director Professor Sarah Main gives her report on CaSE’s activities and successes at the 2022 AGM on 15th November.
Former Policy Officer James Tooze shares his insights into what it is like to work at CaSE