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Skidmore outlines what UK’s plan B must do for researchers

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Former science minister says Horizon Europe replacement must be open to EU scientists

The UK’s former science minister Chris Skidmore has today set out a series of tests he says should be applied if the country launched a replacement for Horizon Europe, the EU’s €95.5 billion (£80.5bn) R&D programme.

Speaking at a meeting of the Engineering Professors’ Council, Skidmore said any UK replacement scheme must be open to EU scientists, have a mission-based branch and ring-fenced funding.

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