Future frameworks for International Collaboration on Research and Innovation: call for evidence

Professor Sir Adrian Smith is providing independent advice to the UK government on the design of future UK funding schemes for international collaboration, innovation and research. 

Written contributions have been requested  (closing date  24 May 2019) which, together with evidence gathered from meetings held across the UK will inform his advice.

You can find out on how to contribute to this consultation through the following link. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/future-frameworks-for-international-collaboration-on-research-and-innovation-call-for-evidence? 

This website confirms that: 

The UK is committed to ongoing collaboration in research and innovation with partners across Europe and internationally. Global relationships in research and innovation are more important than ever. The UK would like the option to associate to Horizon Europe and is continuing to actively shape the development of that programme however we are also exploring in parallel credible and ambitious alternatives to deliver positive outcomes for science, research and innovation in the event that the UK does not associate.


Global relationships in research and innovation are more important than ever. Many of the world’s greatest economic and social challenges can be addressed only through international partnerships. Furthermore, the UK Government is committed to raising total UK investment in R&D to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, and to 3 per cent in the longer term. International partnerships and collaboration will play an important part in helping to achieve these ambitions and in supporting the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges. Sir Adrian’s advice will help the Government to ensure that the UK continues to be a global leader in science, research and innovation, and an attractive country for individuals to study and work. Furthermore, the advice will inform the upcoming Spending Review

Richard Buxbaum - Scotland Europa - NCP Services