Policy paper

Supporting UK R&D and collaborative research beyond European programmes

How the UK will transition to a new R&D programme if unable to associate to Horizon Europe, Copernicus and Euratom.


Supporting UK R&D and collaborative research beyond European programmes

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This paper provides an overview of the UK’s long-term Horizon Europe alternative which is currently being developed. This builds on UK strengths by investing in talent, research, innovation, R&D infrastructure and international collaboration.

It covers details of the transitional measures proposed to provide stability and continuity of funding for UK researchers and businesses, including:

  • the Horizon Europe Guarantee
  • funding for successful, in-flight applications
  • uplifts to existing talent programmes
  • uplifts to innovation support
  • funding for research institutions most affected by the loss of Horizon Europe’s talent funding
  • continued third country participation in Horizon Europe

An overview of the long-term vision for UK alternatives for the Copernicus and Euratom programmes is also included.

Published 20 July 2022