To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, with reference to The UK Science and Technology Framework published on 6 March 2023, for what reason that Framework does not discuss or include references to associating to Horizon Europe.
14 March 2023
Alongside the UK Science and Technology Framework, the Government announced an extension to the support provided to Horizon Europe applicants until 30 June 2023. This will ensure that eligible, successful UK applicants will continue to be guaranteed funding. Further information is on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/horizon-europe-guarantee-scheme-extension-to-support-uk-rd.
Following the announcement of the Windsor Framework, the Government welcomes the EU’s recent openness to discussions on research collaboration following two years of delays, and we continue to be ready to work swiftly and constructively together on a range of issues including UK association.