Commenting on the publication of the European Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe, a research and innovation programme to succeed Horizon 2020, Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says:

“The success of the EU research and innovation programmes is underpinned by a comprehensive system of support for international collaborations between researchers, innovators and businesses alike.

“The EU Commission’s draft regulations clearly outline common ground for the UK and the EU to work together for a full, close and mutually beneficial research and innovation partnership. There is a strong resonance between the proposals for Horizon Europe and the ambitions and themes of the UK’s own Industrial Strategy.

“Building on the existing strengths, mutual successes, established relationships and shared history between the EU and the UK, I am hopeful that we will be able to achieve full association.”  

Notes for Editors

  1. Royal Academy of Engineering. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook.

    We have three strategic challenges:
    - Make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation
    - Address the engineering skills crisis
    - Position engineering at the heart of society

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