Professor Sir Adrian Smith has been commissioned by BEIS to provide independent advice on the design of future UK funding schemes for international collaboration, innovation and research.
In the immediate term, Professor Sir Adrian will advise on:
1. The design and delivery of elements of the potential alternatives to Horizon Europe association. This includes the Discovery Fund which aims to provide a UK alternative to the curiosity-driven and excellence-focused elements of Horizon Europe.
2. International collaboration: how funding mechanisms, resources, and international partnerships remain fit for purpose and support our Industrial and International Research and Innovation strategies.
The advice will also inform the upcoming Spending Review.
Professor Graeme Reid from University College London is working with Sir Adrian during the preparation of this advice. The advice team will hold evidence gathering meetings across the UK.
Call for evidence
To inform the advice, we have launched written call for evidence which closes on 24 May.
26 March 2019 - news story: Professor Sir Adrian Smith appointed to provide advice on the future of European and international collaboration
26 March 2019 - Written Ministerial Statement