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Response to DSIT publication of their Horizon Plan B

06 Apr 2023

Today the Department for Science Innovation and Technology (DSIT) have published their proposed alternative to Horizon Europe, Pioneer. In their press release DSIT affirm that association with EU research programmes is still their preferred outcome, this remains the sectors wish as well.

“It has been a joy to see the signs of warmth and progress on Horizon Europe negotiations in the last week after a year of stalemate. Of course, it is sensible for the Government to prepare alternatives, and I’m pleased to see the emphasis on developing these with the R&D community; but let not the alternatives get in the way of the progress on both sides towards the goal of a full and cooperative research relationship between the UK and EU.”

Professor Sarah Main, Executive Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)