‘Funding for EU research and innovation from 2014: a UK perspective’ published today looks at the future role and shape of EU funding for research and innovation and sets out the following recommendations from the Government:
* Research and innovation must play an increasingly vital role in promoting green growth in Europe and should continue to receive a high – and ideally increased – proportion of a future EU budget which is re-prioritized to focus on sustainable growth and is smaller overall
* The UK considers that future EU funding should be focussed on funding research programmes that demonstrate excellence and added-value
* EU funding should address global challenges as well as developing new technologies.
‘Funding for EU research and innovation from 2014: a UK perspective’ can be downloaded in PDF format at http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/science/docs/f/11-901-funding-eu-research-innovation-from-2014.