Research and innovation are a priority for the UK in the Brexit negotiations and the Society is working towards the best possible outcome for UK and European science. To support our work to explore a breadth of potential outcomes, the Society commissioned the School of International Futures to undertake a project to explore possible futures for UK research and innovation in 2027, in the context of Brexit.
The four scenarios published here were developed following a workshop with stakeholders from across the research and innovation community are published here. These scenarios are not predictions for the future. They are published here simply as one tool that others might use to stimulate their thinking broadly about the future of UK research and innovation.
Find out more about the Royal Society's work on Brexit and UK science.