UK Young Academy members explore what they would do with Horizon Europe funding

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The Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has recently launched a communications campaign to promote the Horizon Europe programme to researchers, academics, and businesses of all sizes across the UK who are involved in R&D.  

During the UK Young Academy’s recent All Members’ Meeting, our members shared what they would do if they were to secure funding through Horizon Europe. These ideas, featured in a video coordinated by DSIT as part of their ongoing campaign, were aimed at addressing pressing global challenges.  

Last year, the UK agreed to a deal to associate with Horizon Europe, ensuring that UK researchers have equal access to funding and opportunities within the EU’s research and innovation framework. This development opens doors for UK-based talent to engage in impactful collaborations and groundbreaking research projects on an international scale. 

Responding to the news of the UK’s association to the Horizon Europe research programme, Ed Pyzer-Knapp, Co-chair of the UK Young Academy’s Executive Group, stated: 

“We are delighted that the UK has finalised its association with Horizon Europe. Our ability to tackle the global challenges of today is significantly enhanced by our ability to build and expand collaboration with our European partners.  

As many of our members are at the formative stage of their careers, exposure to the melting pot of ideas and opportunities for network-building that defines the Horizon Europe programme can only help us continue to develop the thought leaders of tomorrow. I am sure that this news will be celebrated across our membership, which bridges business, academia, and the third sector. 

We would encourage early-career researchers and professionals in the UK to take advantage of the opportunities that this association brings to build impactful collaborations and networks.” 

For further information and support on how to apply for Horizon Europe funding, visit Innovate UK’s website and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).