The Prime Minister has given a major speech on the Government’s Industrial Strategy and investment in science and research, in which she spoke about keeping the UK ‘at the forefront of new technologies and the benefits they bring’.
In the speech at Jordrell Bank, the Prime Minister spoke of the world standing ‘at the threshold of a new technological age as exciting as any in our past’ and she said that the UK’s global leadership in science and innovation was one of this country's greatest assets.
The Prime Minister committed to delivering continued participation in EU science programmes after Brexit.
“I have already said that I want the UK to have a deep science partnership with the European Union, because this is in the interests of scientists and industry right across Europe," the Prime Minister stated.
"And today I want to spell out that commitment even more clearly.The United Kingdom would like the option to fully associate ourselves with the excellence-based European science and innovation programmes – including the successor to Horizon 2020 and Euratom R&T.”