Meaningful Work

I’ve incredible mixed emotions, attending a European project meeting of 12 partners, 25+ participants from 7+ countries on the day the UK Parliament votes on the UK’s very existence in Europe. Horizon 2020 has been the backbone of European R&D, just as Framework programs which proceeded it and Horizon Europe will succeed it. The fundamental premise is not just in … Read More…Meaningful Work

UK missing out on Micro Electronics Research

Europe to spend €1.75 bn for micro electronics research, eeNews Europe. No commentary is provided about what will happen to United Kingdom participants  – including IQE, Newport Wafer Fab, SPTS Technologies – and monies, once the UK withdraws the European Union on March 29. It’s incredible that UK businesses find themselves in this position with no apparent plan from this … Read More…UK missing out on Micro Electronics Research

The blame-game of the last decade

So to recap on the last decade: Government deregulation of the banks to drive up home ownership creates a fiscal bubble The bubble bursts Governments bail out the banks to prevent sudden loss of home ownership People blame the banks for crisis, overlooking the decades of obtainable mortgages and cheap credit cards People blame the current government for mess Governments … Read More…The blame-game of the last decade

UK Participation in EU Projects

The UK Treasury has released an updated version of the UK Q&A document on H2020. The government’s priority remains ensuring the draft Withdrawal Agreement is finalised and concluded. This would mean that UK Horizon 2020 participants and projects would be unaffected by EU exit. This wish-list sets out the UK Governments hopes for Business As Usual, otherwise known as wanting … Read More…UK Participation in EU Projects