The RSE has responded to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s Inquiry into the implications of a ‘no deal’ Brexit for science and innovation.
The greatest risk, arguably, of a no deal Brexit is the high level of uncertainty associated with this outcome. The UK Government has sought to reassure the science and innovation community with commitments to underwrite UK participation in EU research programmes post Brexit. However, there is a significant lack of clarity and detail on how the underwrite will operate in practice.
The RSE is clear that securing direct and full participation in Horizon 2020 and its successor, Horizon Europe, should be a priority.
Professor David Cole-Hamilton