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Fraunhofer Research join CaSE

02 Sep 2020

CaSE are pleased to welcome Fraunhofer UK Research to CaSE’s organisational membership.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director of CaSE, said:

“We’re delighted that Fraunhofer UK have chosen to add their name to CaSE’s growing organisational membership. The success of the Fraunhofer centres underline the vital importance of creating a healthy domestic research base coupled with strong global networks, to help secure prosperity, social advances and health benefits for all.

With new and existing challenges on the horizon, it is vitally important that the entire sector comes together to ensure UK science and innovation has the investment, the skills, and the collaborative connections to thrive. We look forward to working with Fraunhofer Research to help create a brighter future for this decade and beyond.”

Simon Andrews, Executive Director of Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd:

“2020 has reminded us all once again of the importance of science and engineering for society, our health and economy. Fraunhofer UK recognises the importance of ensuring that appropriate infrastructure, institutions, resources and government policies align to allow the UK to fully realise its technical innovation potential. 

The Campaign for Science and Engineering brings together the shared concerns of the UK’s science and engineering community and individuals who believe sincerely that science and engineering must be kept at the top of the agenda for us all. I am very pleased that to confirm that Fraunhofer UK is  joining CaSE and hope to add in particular to the reasoning for the UK to maintain strong international collaborations in science and engineering.”

About Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd

Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd is a legally independent affiliate of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest applied R&D provider. Following the instigation of UK Government, Fraunhofer UK has operated it first research centre since 2012, Fraunhofer CAP, Centre for Applied Photonics, in the Glasgow City Innovation District in close partnership with co-founder the University of Strathclyde.

Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP), is a world-leading centre in the field of lasers and optical systems.   Fraunhofer’s staff undertake contract research and collaborative projects for industry customers and partners.

Lasers play a significant role in energy, security and defence, environment, sensing, space, life sciences and quantum technologies and these are all sectors in which Fraunhofer CAP has delivered innovative prototypes for our industrial clients.

CaSE are keen to ensure the needs of the whole science and engineering community are being heard at the highest levels of government. If you are interested in finding out more about organisational membership of CaSE please contact our Membership Engagement and Development Manager Henry Gates.