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UK’s Horizon Europe plan B under threat

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“Very real risk” membership of EU research programme and planned replacement both fail to happen

The science community has urged the UK government to find a resolution to the Horizon Europe impasse in its final weeks of existence, amid fears that the fall of Boris Johnson could throw key R&D plans into disarray. 

After this story was first published, the UK government published information about transitional measures with an initial, brief outline of what the longer-term alternatives to Horizon Europe might look like. Sector leaders welcomed the “stopgap” measures but maintained that association to Horizon should remain the priority.

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