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What the UK’s ‘bold Plan B’ on Horizon Europe might entail


Key ideas in major government-commissioned report on post-Brexit research funding indicate potential options

As political disputes threaten to lock UK researchers out of Horizon Europe, thoughts have once again turned to plans for alternative, home-grown programmes.

Science minister George Freeman has already hinted at possible alternatives, writing on Twitter last month that the UK has a “bold Plan B” if disputes over Northern Ireland stop the UK associating to the EU’s €95.5 billion (£80.5bn) research and innovation programme.

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