Responding to the news that the UK's association to the Horizon Europe research programme has been fnalised, Sir Adrian Smith, President of the Royal Society, said:
“Our association to Horizon Europe is fantastic news, not just for the UK but for scientists across the EU and for all the people of Europe.
“Science has so much to offer in terms of tackling global challenges and improving lives. Today the Government and the EU have given that a big boost.
“Science is all about international collaboration and association is a big win. It allows us to continue to build on decades of collaborative research with our European partners and step up our global collaborations too to keep us as a nation at the forefront of science and innovation.”