Our recent achievements
In 2021, despite political upheaval and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, 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.
With the Government having anounced ambitious targets to boost investment in R&D, the 2021 Spending Review was an important moment to make progress towards these. In this CaSE study we explain the vital role CaSE played in influencing the outcome of the review - using our expert analysis, political nous, long-standing media relations, engaged membership and sector-wide networks.
You can read more about our recent successes in our 2020-21 Annual Review.
We now look ahead to our ambitions for 2022
- Maintaining the uplift in public funding for science and research towards reaching government's stated commitment to invest 2.4% of GDP in R&D by 2027.
- Placing science, research and skills at the heart of government policy-making, from the 'levelling-up' and innovation agendas, to growing the domestic skills base and attracting overseas talent.
- Taking forward the next phase of our Discovery Decade project, working with the wider sector to grow public support for R&D.
- Ensuring that the entire science and engineering sector recovers from the impact of Covid-19, so that it can play a leading role in the UK's future growth and prosperity.
- Publishing a new strategy to give CaSE a clear mission and vision for the decade.
- Growing our membership to further enhance our resources, expertise and authority.