06 Sept 2017 by BCCG
#Brexit and #Science & #Innovation UK official future partnership paper
Official UK future partnership paper: ...The UK space sector is worth over £11.8 billion to the UK economy, and employs at least 37,000 people around the country. Our work in the European Space Agency has put Tim Peake in space and is enabling us to explore Mars.
The paper will also lay out projects on nuclear research including:
the Oxfordshire-based JET (Joint European Torus) which is funded by the EU’s Euratom Research and Training programme and supports 1,300 jobs in the UK, 600 of which are highly skilled scientists and engineers; and
ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor)
The UK will also continue to collaborate with European partners through international organisations that are not part of the EU for example the EUREKA network that helps SMEs collaborate on R&D across borders and the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the European platform for particle physics and the fundamental laws of nature of which the UK was a founding member.
Other initiatives include the European Medicines Agency and Horizon 2020, which has over 7,300 UK participants...
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