How will Brexit affect UK research and innovation
Of course these are uncertain times, but rather than trying to predict the demise of the UKs research and innovation base, it’s time to build solid foundations for the future so Britain can continue as one of the greatest countries in the world to do science.
Bexit could damage the UK's research and innovation sector, experts have agreed, but discussions are already underway about how to minimise any such impact and stave off any potential decline. Pre-referendum surveys of the sector provided a clear pro-EU picture. In a joint study by the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CASE) and the Engineering Professor’s Council, 93 per cent of 400 respondents considered EU membership a major benefit. While the campaign Scientists for EU gathered almost 140,000 Facebook followers, the rival campaign Scientists for Britain attracted less than 2,500. However, the public has spoken and Brexit it is.