TIGA has welcomed the Government’s intention to seek an associate status with Horizon Europe in Brexit negotiations.
The Government today published a document outlining their desired relationship for science, research and innovation with the EU after Brexit. The document, titled Framework for the UK-EU Partnership Science, Research and Innovation stated that the UK will aim for ‘full association to Horizon Europe’. In addition, the Government will ‘respect the remit of the European Court of Justice, where relevant’.
Horizon Europe – the successor to Horizon 2020 – is the ninth European framework programme for research and innovation. Horizon Europe, with a budget of €97.9 billion, is the EU’s biggest ever research and innovation funding programme.
Dr Richard Wilson OBE, Chief Executive of TIGA, stated:
“A deep partnership in science, research and innovation is a win-win for both sides. Horizon 2020 has proven to be an important programme for research bodies in the UK and we hope that this vital collaboration continues.
“We want to see the UK and Europe lead the way on artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality. The application of these technologies extend far past video games, into healthcare, education and finance. It is funding programmes such as Horizon Europe that help to support vital innovation.”
Further information on the Framework for the UK-EU Partnership Science, Research and Innovation can be found here.