Comment: UK joins Horizon Europe under a new bespoke deal

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Today (7 September) the Government has confirmed that the UK will associate to Horizon Europe through a new bespoke agreement with the EU.

From today, UK researchers can apply for grants and bid to take part in projects under the Horizon programme, with certainty that the UK will be participating as a fully associated member for the remaining life of the programme to 2027.

Of the news, Prof Siddharthan Chandran, Incoming Director of the UK DRI, said:

“Today neuroscientists across the UK breathed a sigh of relief. By confirming our association to Horizon Europe, the UK and EU have secured seamless routes to international collaboration, offering the best hope of scientific breakthroughs to beat dementia.

“Membership of Horizon gives us access to world-class European scientific talent, infrastructure and data, which will only strengthen the research conducted here on UK soil. The government must continue to nurture UK science, recognising that innovation will boost economic growth, create jobs, and solve some of the greatest challenges we face as a society – with benefits for everybody.”

Article published: 7 September 2023

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