The UK is rejoining Horizon Europe, the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation, and Copernicus, the European Earth Observation Programme.

Horizon Europe aims to tackle climate change, achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and boost competitiveness and growth. It facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research.

The agreement means that UK-based researchers can now access Horizon Europe’s funding opportunities, except for the European Innovation Council Fund.

Many Cranfield researchers have successfully won funds through Horizon Europe with collaborative projects ranging from food safety, robotics in agriculture, global labour mobility and hydrogen in aviation.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Professor Leon Terry, has welcomed the move to associate the UK with the Horizon Europe and Copernicus programmes, saying: “This news will provide a considerable boost to research communities throughout the UK, complementing the fantastic plans outlined in the global Pioneer programme, enabling vital academic collaborations to continue to flourish.”

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