Look at the EU! Britain is set to form a’very robust’ research alliance with Switzerland.


Look at the EU! Britain is set to form a’very robust’ research alliance with Switzerland.

This website can exclusively reveal that Britain is in a strong position to outsmart the EU by teaming up with Switzerland, as the two countries are unlikely to participate in the EU’s £80 billion research project.

After Mariya Gabriel, the European Union’s Commissioner for Innovation and Research, stated that difficulties surrounding Brexit must be resolved before the UK can rejoin, the UK was denied entry to Horizon Europe, the EU’s flagship research and innovation initiative. While the UK’s absence from the project could be detrimental to British science, James Wilsdon of Sheffield University’s Research on Research Institute told This website that there could be a silver lining.

A comparable issue exists in Switzerland.

Before they are granted access, the European Commission declared on Monday that they must agree to a deadline for resolving deeper political differences with the EU.

Instead, the Swiss federal council has set aside 400 million Swiss francs (£320,674,072) to fund its own research programs.

But Mr Wilsdon thinks Britain and Switzerland may strike a partnersip.

“We could do something with Switzerland in particular because they are in the same position as us,” he told this website.

“A strong Anglo-Swiss scientific collaboration project may get off the ground faster than most countries.”

Mr Wilsdon also stated that working with the Swiss is not the only option available to Britain.

“We may build additional bilateral and even multinational lateral finance systems with smaller groups of countries,” he said.

“Some of that has already been done with collaborative finance schemes with the French and Germans, so you could scale that up.”

These cooperation may already be underway, as Science Minister George Freeman recently stated that the UK is working on a “Plan B.”

“If the EU decides Northern Ireland Protocol politics prevents the UK from joining Horizon Europe, we have a bold Plan B!” he posted on Twitter.

Lord Frost, the Brexit Minister, and Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, are said to be working on a “Discovery Fund” as an alternative to the science initiatives that Brussels has halted because of the disagreements.

Mr Wilsdon cautioned, however, that this would be difficult to accomplish.

“These things will take time; you can’t accomplish it tomorrow,” he told this website.

“It’s crucial to realize that science financing is not the same as digging roads.”

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