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UK-EU deadlock ‘cannot let academia simmer in uncertainty’

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Centre-right think tank Onward pushes UK to advance its science and technology base

Researchers in the UK cannot be allowed to “simmer in uncertainty” as the country continues to be blocked from taking part in the EU’s research and innovation funding programmes, a think tank director has warned.

While the UK has said repeatedly that its ideal scenario is association to the EU’s Horizon Europe R&I programme, Sebastian Payne, director of the centre-right think tank Onward, said the “strength and longevity” of the country’s science and technology sector will depend on the country’s own ambitions.

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