GAMBICA industry position on Horizon Europe

12 July 2022

GAMBICA urges the UK government to find a solution with the European Union to allow the UK research community to continue participation in the Horizon Europe programme.

If the UK is excluded from funding for important collaborative research projects, then it will be a severe disadvantage not only to the UK research capabilities, but to wider society and business that rely on the innovation to improve many aspects of our daily lives. Once lost or diminished, it will be difficult to recover the talent, expertise and resources in the UK research community.

Alternative UK replacements for the Horizon Europe funding would be by far a second-best option. Funding is only part of the issue, but a very important aspect is to be part of a multi-country collaborative research programme to get the best outcome and value.