Russell Group comment on UK association to Horizon Europe

07 September 2023

After the UK Government confirmed a deal has been struck for full UK participation in the world’s largest research collaboration programme, Horizon Europe, Chief Executive of the Russell Group, Dr Tim Bradshaw said: 

"Association to Horizon Europe is tremendous news for UK science, research and innovation. We are delighted that a good deal has been struck, so all credit to the negotiating teams who have been working hard behind the scenes to get this over the line.

"This deal is a true win-win for everyone. The scale of research supported by Horizon Europe will help deliver medical breakthroughs, new technologies, and advances in areas such as AI to improve all our lives and help tackle the shared environmental, economic, and social challenges we face.

"The research community on both sides of the Channel are raring to go and will spare no effort in making our association a success. Universities have plans in place to get researchers to apply and our partner universities and businesses across the EU – and in other associated countries – are eager to work with our institutions. We will be ready to work with government and the Commission to make the most of Horizon’s opportunities from day one and beyond into its’ successor."

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