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Remainers will take any opportunity to bash Brexit – rejoining Horizon isn’t one of them


Director Sebastian Payne discusses the benefits of rejoining Horizon as the UK steps closer to its Science Superpower ambitions. He Says:

The case for remaining in the programme was always strong. Horizon is the world’s biggest research club: over 30 countries in and outside the EU pool; tens of billions for science collaboration.

The UK has been one of its top three players for some time, with our institutes leading many of Horizon’s research programmes. Although science minister George Freeman worked up the alternative “Pioneer” programme, rejoining Horizon can unleash a tide of investment and opportunities. And associating with Horizon means we can still pick the best parts of Pioneer too.”

Read the op-ed in full here.

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