Success rates are up, UK and Swiss participation down, and Widening countries edge up to the EU 27 average. And on the third anniversary of Brexit, the UK’s five top universities, usually among the biggest winners of EU R&D funding, are feeling the pinch
Roadshows, seed funds, and high-level visits are planned to get EU and UK partners collaborating once again. But UK universities also want an explicit guarantee the country will join the successor programme, FP10.
Staff from across the university gathered to celebrate an agreement for the UK to rejoin the Horizon and Copernicus programmes.
Horizon: UK on brink of rejoining EU’s £84bn scientific research scheme after Brexit departure 09/08/2023
Universities have seen research funds plummet since Britain left Horizon, which offers huge grants to science projects tackling big issues like climate change.
Rishi Sunak claims to want to promote British science and research. The prime minister rightly says the country has great strengths in areas that range from artificial intelligence to life sciences, though it also faces some obstacles. One of these is its post-Brexit absence from Horizon, the European Union’s (and the world’s) biggest collaborative research programme.
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A Kiwi scientist is urging the UK to re-enter the research programme as Rishi Sunak dithers.
Britain has been locked out of the £81 billion scheme since Brexit – amid warnings it will damage competitiveness.
Britain and the European Union (EU) are edging closer to a deal on the UK’s re-entry into the Horizon Europe research programme. Sources said negotiators have produced a draft document following months of talks, with Rishi Sunak expected to consider it in the coming days.
Post-Brexit alternatives to European funding for research and innovation must match previous sums. Without this vital cash, our universities will suffer a terrible blow, writes Paul Boyle.
Senior pro-vice-chancellor Andy Neely has said the University’s lost association with an EU science research programme is having negative impacts.
The need for the UK to join a €95bn EU science research programme is a top priority for Cambridge University, the BBC has been told.
The United Kingdom’s alternative to EU Horizon Europe funding is near-silent on maintaining the collaborations needed to meet crucial global goals on climate and sustainability.
Sir Paul Nurse said being part of the EU’s science research programme is ‘crucial’ for the success of the UK’s science sector.
Experts insist successes of Brussels’ €95bn programme could never be replicated by a UK-only substitute.
PM Rishi Sunak should not go back on his pledge to re-join the EU's science research programme, the President of The Royal Society has warned.
Nobel laureate says prime minister may not have “had the best advice” on EU programme. / Paul Nurse has said that the government’s alternative plans to joining the EU’s Horizon Europe R&D programme will be “utterly inadequate”.
Independent Review of the UK’s Research, Development and Innovation Organisational Landscape - Final Report and Recommendations [PDF] 01/03/2023
The political decision to leave the European Union has had the unintended consequence that the UK may not be able to access funding from Horizon Europe, the EU’s highly regarded principal funding programme for research and innovation, and the involvement of UK-based researchers in European research consortia has already been damaged by this.
Brexit limbo continues for UK researchers, as the government issues a ten-point strategy for the future of science that fails to commit to association to the EU research programme.
The UK’s R&D sector has reacted with alarm to reports that Rishi Sunak is holding back on rejoining the Horizon Europe R&D programme—after finally agreeing a deal over trade in Northern Ireland with the EU.
Scientists were hopeful the new Northern Ireland Protocol deal could pave the way for Britain to access the research programme.
UKRO maintains a factsheet to provide the latest information on the current UK situation in relation to Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020 and other EU funding schemes.
UK scientists had been shut out of the multibillion-euro scheme amid drawn-out Brexit negotiations.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has publicly confirmed that she is ready to begin talks immediately on an association agreement to allow United Kingdom participation in Horizon Europe, the European Union’s flagship research programme.
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Recent policy moves in the US and the EU threaten to leave the UK in the dust, Express.co.uk was warned.
Suggestions that Rishi Sunak might hold back on rejoining the Horizon Programme after securing a landmark Brexit deal have been described as “unspeakable idiotic” by campaigner and scientist Mike Galsworthy.