By its nature, relatively short-term performance monitoring cannot be expected to provide a full picture of the broader economic and societal benefits our organisation supports. We therefore carry out evaluation studies on our longer-term impacts.
The following studies and reports illustrate this range of impacts and have been carried out either by or in collaboration with key stakeholders.
Research carried out by STFC played a major role in enabling the development of MRI, most notably through development of superconducting magnet technology. This case study outlines the importance of the MRI industry to the UK economy and associated societal impacts.Download PDF
Find out about the significant social and economic impact lasers have had on our lives, as this brochure celebrates 50 years of their impact. Published in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2010.Download PDF
How the world’s largest infrared and optical telescope will benefit the UK by the UK E-ELT team including staff from the STFC’s Astronomy Technology Centre and UK Universities.Download PDF
This RAS booklet explores how astronomy impacts our society, and highlights some of the areas where UK talent is leading the field in pushing back the boundaries of our understanding of the universe. From detecting counterfeit goods to saving lives, the booklet explains how technology developed for astronomy has shaped our world.Download PDF
Illustrates the predicted non astronomy impacts of the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.Download PDF
A series of Economic Impact Studies, undertaken by PA Consulting and SQW. The STFC relevant case studies are in part 2, (Protein Crystallography at the SRS, Lasers for Science Facility, Studentships and Detectors research and its use for medical imaging).Download PDF