The role of EU funding in UK research and innovation

Language: English

Publication date: 10th May 2017

The United Kingdom’s (UK) National Academies — the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society — commissioned Technopolis to provide an in-depth understanding of the role of EU funding within the UK research and innovation landscape.

The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) will have significant implications for UK research and innovation. The overall magnitude of funding flowing from EU programmes to UK research and innovation within universities and companies is well documented, but there is less understanding about the role of EU funding across different parts of the UK research and innovation landscape at a more granular level.

The evidence and analysis undertaken reflect the importance of EU funding across all academic disciplines, industrial sectors, organisation types, and across the whole innovation pipeline.

The report brings together available evidence from a combination of secondary data sources and primary research conducted through a programme of targeted interviews.