Innovation and digital policy hasn't escaped its fair share of twists and turns in the month since I wrote my last update. Key headlines include the news that the government's plans for raising R&D spend to 2.4% of GDP will be published this autumn (this has been a long standing CBI call, which should represent an important step forward to R&D), and Chris Skidmore returning to the role of science minister, after Jo Johnson stepped down.
Amid all the political change we've been busy with political engagement in both the EU and the UK on R&D policy. But it’s not all been politics, we’ve also continued our work to help members build trust in technology through cyber security and ethical adoption of AI.
We’ve been influencing the future of European research funding
As businesses eagerly await the EU’s decision on future arrangements for Horizon Europe, the €100bn research and innovation programme to succeed Horizon