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Truss: EU ‘not the only show in town’ for UK R&D collaborations

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UK prime ministerial candidate says UK has post-Brexit “opportunity” to look beyond Horizon Europe

Conservative leadership candidate Liz Truss has said she wants to build a “wider international network” of research collaborations outside the EU if she becomes the next UK prime minister.

Asked why she and rival candidate Rishi Sunak had not mentioned R&D funding during a hustings event in Perth, Scotland, on 16 August, the minister insisted that research was “incredibly important”.

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