Through BU’s subscription to UKRO, we have been advised of the following news items, which represent a ‘mere taster’ of all the updates provided by UKRO to their members.
To make full use of BU’s subscription to this service, why not register now?
Policy Brief on Innovation & Industry Policy for the Next Decade Published by JRC
On 14 December 2017 a policy brief was published by the Economics of Industrial Research & Innovation (IRI), a scientific project carried out within the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). This document is intended to contribute to the discussion on post-2020 policies and subsequent preparation of the ninth Framework Programme (FP9). The aim is to discuss the research, business and policy challenges for the decade to come and provide guidance to the EU’s industrial research and innovation policy agenda. You can read the full UKRO article about it here.
UK’s Continued Engagement in Horizon 2020 – Response to Parliamentary Question
The Government has recently answered a Written Question on the steps taken by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to encourage UK researchers to continue to make bids for Horizon 2020. This answer makes reference to the recently agreed Joint Report and the future participation of the UK in Horizon 2020.
“The Government wants the UK to be the go-to place for scientists, innovators and tech investors across the world. We intend to secure the right outcome for the UK research base as we exit the European Union.
The Joint report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom Government published on 8 December stated that UK entities’ right to participate in EU programmes will be unaffected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This means that UK based organisations and individuals will be able to bid for funding, participate in and lead consortia, in 2019 and 2020, and will continue to receive funding for the lifetime of the project.
It remains the case that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, which is why the Government’s underwrite guarantee remains in place. UK businesses and universities should continue to bid for competitive EU funds while we remain a member of the EU and we will work with the Commission to ensure payment when funds are awarded. The Government will underwrite the payment of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond the UK’s departure from the EU.”
Events and Funding Opportunities:
Briefing on Opportunities for UK Collaboration with Chinese Organisations in Horizon 2020
The UK Research and Innovation China representative office, in cooperation with UKRO, has prepared a briefing on opportunities for collaboration with Chinese organisations in Horizon 2020.
Summary Note from the European Researchers’ Night Information Day.
On 14 December 2017, the European Commission hosted the NIGHT Info Day – an opportunity to learn about the novelties and the main features of the European Researchers Night action. The European Researchers’ Night, funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, is a Europe-wide public event which aims to enhance researchers’ public recognition, and to stimulate interest in research careers, especially among young people. Presentations from the day can be found here.
Please note: You will need to sign in or register, as a BU staff member, to access many of these items, as part of BU’s UKRO subscription. Links have only been given to resources in the public domain.
If considering applying to EU calls, please contact your Research Facilitator to access further support.