news Brexit fallout will damage ICT sector across Europe

Europe’s digital sector, already grappling with skill shortages and a lack of scale, is bracing itself for the Brexit hit. Entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs fear UK withdrawal will undermine competitiveness in the sector as a whole

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“A vote for Brexit would be a disaster,” said the UK Life Sciences Minister George Freeman in advance of the referendum. Now the sector must face up to that bleak reality

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In the wake of the UK vote to leave the EU, leaders offer reassurances to researchers anxious about the effects on science

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Focus on bridge-building, open the science cloud, clarify the rules – these are among the steps that the EU should now take to turn the UK’s departure from disaster to opportunity

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David Cameron: Horizon 2020 contracts safe

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, the Prime Minister said contracts involving UK universities and businesses will be honoured, despite Britain voting to leave the bloc last Thursday. “Obviously the key decision will be post-leaving, about how we put in arrangements to safeguard the excellent research facilities and universities we have,” he added.

Follow us for latest updates on what the Brexit vote means for research and innovation across Europe.

28 June 10:00 CET Tomorrow EU Commissioner for Research Carlos Moedas will meet with the scientific council of the European Research Council (ERC), a hugely popular funder among British scientists. Will Brexit be on the agenda?

An ERC spokeswoman emailed to say, “The meeting with Commissioner Moedas was planned a long time ago, well before the UK referendum. This will be an open exchange of views without any specific subject on the agenda. “We know that many researchers working in the United Kingdom and benefitting from ERC grants are concerned about the possible impact of the UK referendum. For the time being, however, nothing changes. EU law continues to apply to the full to the UK and in the UK until it is no longer a member.” More updates here:


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