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Leaders in UK and the European Union (EU) science are encouraging British scientists and companies to take advantage of Horizon funding by applying for grants that could potentially advance scientific discoveries.
On Monday, Iliana Ivanova, European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, and Michelle Donelan, UK Secretary of Science and Technology, will hold a meeting with leaders in the UK’s science, business, and research fields.
A collective plea is being made for innovators and researchers in the UK to collaborate with their European counterparts through Horizon.
Ms Donelan stated that the customized agreement for Horizon in the UK has provided numerous opportunities for researchers. These include access to £80 billion in funding and the valuable advantages of collaborating with colleagues from Europe, Canada, and New Zealand.
“Our efforts range from providing grants for UK applicants to conducting a Horizon communication blitz. We are committed to working alongside our European counterparts in order to take advantage of this opportunity and utilize it to assist our most talented individuals in creating employment, driving economic growth, and making groundbreaking advancements that will enhance the lives of all.”
On Monday, a collaborative event at the Royal Society will feature Ms. Donelan and Ms. Ivanova discussing the UK and EU’s commitment to ensuring the success of the UK’s Horizon Europe partnership.
Ms Ivanova’s message to British researchers and innovative businesses is straightforward: submit your application.
Many people have achieved success by teaming up with European collaborators, making progress in the field of science, enhancing their academic careers, and promoting business growth.
I am eager for the opportunity to witness a larger number of UK recipients in the Horizon Europe program in the future.
A promotional effort will also begin in Italy and Spain, emphasizing the potential for European businesses and scientists to partner with the many UK companies qualified for Horizon Europe funding.
On average, businesses are awarded grants valued at £450,000.
Last September, it was revealed that the UK would rejoin the EU’s £80 billion Horizon research program.
The initiative includes cooperation among the top research institutions and technology firms in Europe, along with researchers from Canada, Israel, and New Zealand.
The countries in the European Union provide financial support, which is then distributed based on merit to individuals or groups who are researching topics such as climate change, medical advancements, and artificial intelligence.
Companies in the UK are currently experiencing the advantages of receiving funding from Horizon. One example is Nova Innovation, whose group was granted over £17 million to enhance tidal energy in Orkney. Another company, The Floow, based in South Yorkshire, was also awarded just under £3 million for a project focused on researching road safety.
The article was published by the Independent, a British online newspaper.
The Independent, an online newspaper from Britain, published the article.